Fasten your seat belts: These salty snacks will take you on a wild journey of mind-blowing flavor, courtesy of Spanish Marcona almonds. They're a favorite at tapas bars and a no-brainer when it comes to maximum party enjoyment.
There are simply not enough superlatives to describe Marcona almonds, which are grown exclusively in Spain, but here goes: They're undeniably sweeter and more buttery tasting than regular almonds, with a wonderfully soft texture that's akin to macadamia nuts.
But that's just the beginning; other than being used in desserts, Marconas are traditionally-and oh-so-delectably-blanched to remove their papery skins so they can better soak up the olive oil they are next fried in and the salt that's used to season them. That's what makes them compelling snackes that can be enjoyed wherever and whenever. But really, these knockout nibbles are meant to party, and in that case you might want to toast them briefly in the oven or in a hot skillet, just to pull out their full potential, and serve them, tapas style, with Spanish cheese, membrillo (quince paste) or dried figs, olives, and the optional, though highly recommended, sip of dry sherry.
Blanched and Fried in extra virgin olive oil and salted
Product of Spain
Warning: Contains tree nuts. May contain occasional shell fragments. Packaged in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat and dairy products.
Serving Size: 30g (~1.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
|Calories from Fat||190.5|