Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Vegetables' started by smokeys my pet, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ok this is the first go round with nuts. I would like to thank Debi for the recipe in advance. I used the one labeled Hot and Spicy Pecans but used almonds and they were just right. (not to hot) I will definetly be doing again in the near future. I had tbs for 1hr and cooked 1.5hrs after that at 220 degrees.

  2. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    I may try some for the first time this weekend. They sure look good.
  3. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    SMP -

    they look perfect! We use almonds for that recipe so much I even changed the name on the download page! I love those things! Got a bag waiting for this weekend myself! They always go a sale this time of year. [​IMG]
  4. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice lookin' Almonds!

    I just bought some cans of almonds this week to do the same thing this weekend; Don't mind if I travel on your coat tails do ya?[​IMG]

    Couple questions (Pipe in Mom, if your still online....):
    I see that you had them at 220 for 2.5 hours? Most of the recipes I see call for much less time than this. Do you feel that 2.5 hours the right amount?
    Also, I was thinking about using bacon grease in place of the butter....for no other reason than....well, bacon makes everything better, right? Think this would be a good pairing, or leave well enough alone and go for the butta?

  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmm what would a good price be, Debi? I see them raw shelled anywhere from 3 to 8/Lb.
  6. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You have some good looking nuts there! (that didn't sound quite right... [​IMG] )

    I have to try that also! [​IMG]
  7. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Good job Blake, They turned out great, not to spicy and alot of flavor.
  8. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I do alot of the almonds with debi's recipe there....and it's always a huge hit....very addictive........got a few pounds of raw almonds waiting to be smoked btw.......for some reason my local store has had the raw almonds on sale for less then 4 bucks a pound....been buying when I think about it because usually they are 11 bucks a pound!!!!! [​IMG]
  9. rodbuilder

    rodbuilder Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I smoked a small batch of almonds the other day using a simple brine of 1 cup of water and 1 TBL of Tony Chachers's. I brined them for 2 hours then let them dry before smoking them for 2 hours at 250º using kirk walnut wood. Then I nuked them for about 2 minutes to get them crunchy. They turned out pretty good. We have always nuked them without brine and smoke in the past but not any longer...
  10. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This was the first time I did any and it just said to cook till brown. It was 2.5 total hours in the gosm gasser? Also these were totally raw.
  11. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My goodness those look good! I think I will have to try that soon.
  12. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you all for your responses. I found almonds at www.Almonds-from-California.com They were $60.00 for 10lbs. including shipping. That was cheaper for raw than I found here in Maryland.
  13. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    OK... well, guess I'll shop a bit. Gonna make Mad Hunky gift packages for folks. Maybe stir up some biz that way :{)
  14. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Again... they were great Smokey's my pet!! good job.....

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