Chinese Five-Spice Almonds
Why This Recipe Works
For our simple toasted almonds recipe, we determined that stovetop toasting over moderate heat worked best—as long as we paid close attention. Toasting dry nuts worked just fine, but adding a little olive oil to the pan galvanized their flavor and provided some traction for the seasoning to adhere to. We liked the way exotic Chinese five-spice powder tasted with the nuts.