What is the ideal amount of time to blanch almonds? Should I boil or pour hot water over them? @Food52Hotline

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cookingProf June 4, 2012
If you would like the almonds remain crunchy/dry, pour boiling water over them and let them sit for just 3-4 minutes. Strain and rinse with cold water. The skins are now wrinkly and the almonds will pop out easily when skinned.
 
SKK June 4, 2012
You can just soak them in water for a couple of hours and then the skins will slip off easily. No need to use boiling water.
 
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