When you toast your almonds, it extracts a bit of the almond oil and chars it, giving the almond a deeper flavor that adds complexity to whatever recipe you add almonds. And it’s ultra simple. I’ll give you two ways to do it.
Via the Saucepan
Place your almonds in a heavy, ungreased skillet. Stir often over medium heat until golden brown, 5- 7 minutes. Remove from heat.
Via the Oven
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread nuts in one layer on ungreased shallow pie tin or baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden.