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how does one salt nuts?

 
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pbonefirst



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:31 am    Post subject: how does one salt nuts? Reply with quote

I don't eat a lot of salted nuts, but when I do, I like them...salted. I have tried to add kosher salt or regular salt or French sea salt to bland nuts from a can, but all the salt keeps falling off the nuts, leaving not a trace of salt on the nut! I'd be willing to put them in the oven, whatever, (omg, do I have to grind the salt into a powder, like popcorn salt?) but I would like to make the salt stick to the nuts. Mixed nuts, almonds, any kind of nut. If there is an answer, I'm confident I'll find it here! (p.s. I've been a member here for years, but I moved to Portland (foody town) OR, changed my email address, so I had to re-register. Hello to all old friends)))) Happy to be back! sp
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Dilbert



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

howdy howdy!

I tried this years and decades back - it is the popcorn salt, or finer, that is needed and then....

as far as I got, I had to (re)toast/roast the nuts with a little bit a oil, making them 'sticky' - then add the salt.

'dry roasted & salted' also exists - I suspect they do a light water spray then salt then dry. never tried that.

if you can find raw ie not yet roasted nuts, that might work better
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pbonefirst



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:15 pm    Post subject: salting canned nuts Reply with quote

Dilbert - Howdy back atcha!)) I tried your method in the oven with the nuts shoved around a very lightly oiled cookie sheet with regular salt - not Kosher, which is bigger flakes - but they may be lighter, not sure - and it was a little disappointing, as the salt did tend to fall off the nuts, not stick to them. I'm sure popcorn salt is the answer, as the salt is ground nearly to a powder, but I have never seen this for sale in normal markets. The only problem I have is the availability of popcorn salt. If you see this late response, where did you buy popcorn salt!? Thanks in advance.
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Dilbert



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gotta' get a lottery ticket . . .

last week I was making some popcorn and wanted the fine salt - our supermarket had it right along side the popcorn (not with the baking supplies) but sometime in the last ? years they stopped carrying it.

mail order is one; Walmart lists it as well.

I used a spice grinder to make a small qty. but I do need to stop by WallyWorld and see if they carry it here.

nice to see you!
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