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How to roast nuts properly at home?

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Thread Starter 
I need some guidelines for roasting nuts at home. Oven temp would be a good start! I'm clueless.
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The easiest way I know, is to tell your wife she looks fat in those jeans.

The way I have toasted raw nuts, is to place them in a skillet over med. heat and heat til slightly browned. That is with shell off.
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Thread Starter 
Well I want to get them roasted like they come in the cans you know?
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sheet pan in the oven
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I roast chopped nuts for salads, peanut shrimp and chicken and such like by putting them in a black iron skillet dry over med-high heat and tossing them till they're crunchy. You can also do walnut and pecan halves this way. I roast pumpkin seeds by tossing them with some kosher salt and a little water or soy sauce, then putting them in the same iron skillet over medium high heat and first stirring them while they steam and then finally tossing them vigorously till they're brown and begin to pop. We make candied pecan halves by tossing moistened pecan halves in sugar, a little cayenne and a bit of salt and spreading them on a sheet pan and putting them in the oven. Most any nuts can be done in one of these ways.
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If you want them to be like Planter's nuts then I would do it this way (though I have never attempted this exact recipe as I usually maked candied nuts and just buy the roasted ones). Take your raw nuts and just barely moisten them with water. Place on a sheet tray and sprinkle with Popcorn salt or Kosher salt you have pulsed in a spice grinder. Place in a pre heated 300 degree oven and cook for 15 minutes, stir, sprinkle with more of the salt and bake 15 minutes more. Stir once more and return to the oven until golden brown.
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Thread Starter 
Yeah Pete I wanna make them like Planter's or Blue Diamond nuts. Nice and even brown, nice coating of that kind of salt on them.

So popcorn salt eh?
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Yeah, I think that popcorn salt would do the trick for what you are thinking, but if you don't want to buy popcorn salt then just pulse regular or kosher salt in a spice grinder. The idea is to get the salt very fine.
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To roast nuts at home:

Preheat oven to 325.If you want to salt your roasted nutmeats, you need to add some oil to them before roasting. For best results, use a nut oils such as almond or sesame or peanut. For each cup of nuts that you plan to roast, use about one tablespoon of oil. Put the oil in the palm of your hands and literally massage it into the nuts.Spread the nuts ou on a cookie sheet with sides, but don't pile them up. Keep the nuts in a single layer.Put the nuts in the pre heated oven (325 degrees).

Stir the nuts by using a spatula or shaking thep an every 5 min. Peanuts take the shortes amount of time, 15-20 min. The bigger the nut, the longer the roasting time. Go by appearance, and be warned they will continue to darken a bit after removal from the oven.
Salt immediately after they come out of the oven with a special nut salt found at most health food stores. Regular salt or seasalt will fall off.
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