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10 mins
40 mins
Serves 8


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  • Bring water and 2 Tbsp. kosher salt to a boil in a large pot over high. Add almonds, and cook until slightly softened, 30 to 45 seconds. Drain almonds, and spread on paper towels; cool 2 minutes. Combine fresh rosemary leaves and 2 tsp. kosher salt in a spice grinder; pulse until powdery, 15 times. Meanwhile, pour canola oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches into a Dutch oven. Heat over medium-high to 325°F. Toss together almonds and powdered sugar in a bowl; stir until almonds are evenly coated with sugar and almost all excess sugar is melted. Carefully add coated almonds to hot oil; fry until lightly golden, about 3 minutes. Using a spider skimmer or large slotted spoon, remove almonds to paper towels; drain briefly, about 10 seconds. Transfer hot almonds to a medium bowl, and toss with rosemary mixture. Cool 30 minutes.