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    Default How do I slice almonds without cutting my fingers off?

    There must be a way right? I tried to get sliced almonds at the store but couldn't find any and came home with just raw almonds. I tried slicing them and it didn't really work. They are toasting in the oven right now with the thought that they might slice better after?
    I want to use them for a chicken salad I am making.
    I am such a rookie in the kitchen it's not even funny.
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    I'd probably toss them into the food processor or blender and just have almond pieces vs slices. They'll still taste good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnuggleBuggles
    I'd probably toss them into the food processor or blender and just have almond pieces vs slices. They'll still taste good.

    Beth


    I'm not aware of any way you can slice them on your own. I'd just pulse in the food processor so they are coarsely chopped. We use a LOT of almonds and almond flour around here but I've never seen or heard of a way to slice/sliver them on your own.

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    I think some food processors have a slicing blade, but if you don't have one I would just do as the others suggested.
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    I slice mine just fine with my chef's knife. I recently made a bunch of biscotti with almonds and I wanted them sliced, not pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by egoldber
    I slice mine just fine with my chef's knife. I recently made a bunch of biscotti with almonds and I wanted them sliced, not pieces.
    Who knew?! LOL. I assumed they'd crumble when cut. Good to know

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    Thanks for the quick replies! They do seem to slicing much easier now that they are out of the oven. I totally just ran in here to check the computer to see if I was on the right track. DD's nanny also suggested the food processor. But I had that beautiful sliced almond picture in my head like you see in restaurants, KWIM? My new slices are pretty ugly! But they will taste fine I'm sure, and I will definitely just use the food processor next time. (I think I have used it once since I received it as a wedding present so why not break it in? )
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    I use my hand chopper to chop them but no nice slivers, obviously.

    Beth--I'd sure love a good a homemade biscotti recipe!!! Can you make a bunch and freeze them?

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    I was on quite a biscotti kick over the holidays and I made several of these:

    http://www.joyofbaking.com/biscotti/Biscotti.html

    I made the almond, chocolate almond, and cranberry pistachio.

    I didn't freeze them because I gave most of them away as gifts.
    Beth, mom to older DD (8/01) and younger DD (10/06) and always missing Leah (4/22 - 5/1/05)

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