Oven, Stove Top Methods for Toasting Plain Walnuts or Other Nuts

Recipe by Stella Mae
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READY IN: 15mins
YIELD: 2 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups walnuts, shelled (you decide how many walnut halves you want to toast)
  • salt (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • FOR OVEN TOASTING, this method is good for large amounts as well as small amounts.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Do not chop or mince the walnut halves before toasting.
  • Place nuts in a single layer in an ungreased, shallow pan or rimmed cookie sheet in order to prevent spillage.
  • Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until the nuts are golden brown.
  • Stir or shake the pan during toasting in order to aid in their browning evenly.
  • Be careful not to burn the walnuts.
  • Remove the pan to cool and sprinkle with optional salt.
  • Toasted, deep golden-colored walnuts will continue to brown slightly after they're removed from the oven.
  • FOR STOVE-TOP TOASTING, this method is good for small amounts.
  • Do not chop or mince the walnut halves before toasting.
  • Heat walnuts in a dry, heavy skillet over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown and smell toasted.
  • Since the nuts will burn easily in a skillet, you must stir constantly to ensure even toasting until the nuts turn a rich, golden brown.
  • Remove walnuts to a plate or bowl to cool and sprinkle with optional salt.
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