WHY ARE ALMONDS ROASTED
Why do we have to roast nuts? Well, nuts are roasted to increase its shelf life. All the nuts will turn rancid if kept at room temperature for a long time. Especially in hot climates. So, it is better to roast the nuts. These roasted nuts will be good even at room temperature for a long time. If you want to increase its life further, you can choose to refrigerate the same.
NUTS THAT CAN BE ROASTED
Most of us like to munch on roasted nuts like the almonds and cashew. While some of us like to munch on plain roasted nuts, some would like to have the salted ones. Sometimes even pistachios are on-demand too. We can air fry nuts which are plain nuts and the salted roasted nuts too. While the salted nuts are good for munching, the plain ones are good for topping on the salads or other dishes wherein you want to add the crunch to the dish with these nuts. While roasting nuts without salt, the roasting will be oil-free, whereas with salted nuts we will need to use a little amount of fat. This could be either ghee or oil.
DO WE NEED AN AIR FRYER TO ROAST NUTS
We will be needing some sort of heat element to roast the nuts. It could be directly in a pan on the stovetop, or in the oven or in the air fryer. An air fryer is a small appliance which will fit on your countertop and do the same job as your oven. It also uses the convection mode of heating with the circulation of hot air to air fryer the food. Air frying food is definitely easier and quicker. The best part is you do not have to babysit which we might have to do while roasting in a pan. While, it is not necessary to have an air fryer to roast nuts, it is easier to roasts in them It can be roasted in the oven to0.
PREPARATION OF ROASTED ALMONDS IN AIR FRYER
Roasting almonds in an air fryer are very easy. For any preparation, I would like to preheat. Be it an oven or an air fryer, preheating is preferable.
Preheat the air fryer to 180C
Arrange the nuts in a single layer
Air fry it for 8 minutes
Give a good shake to the basket
Further air fry it for 2 minutes.
Let it cool completely. On cooling the nuts become crisp.
When completely cool, store it in airtight containers.