Spanish Style Fried Almonds

Fried Almonds

Spanish Style Fried Almonds known as just ¨Almendras Fritas¨ in Spain, are one of the most satisfying tapas in the entire country. In Spain we usually consume these fried almonds before la comida with some olives and a cold beer, sitting at a local bar or la glorieta (summer garden), chatting about the latest fútbol game or complaining about the weather. These almonds have a beautiful crunchy and salty taste to them, and will surely become part of your pre-meal tapa to make your comida a memorable one. Watch the video below on how to easily make this tapa at home.

Spanish Style Fried Almonds

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • (1/4) Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • (1) Cup Blanched Almonds
  • Sea Salt


  1. Pre-heat a frying pan with medium heat and add the 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil to the pan
  2. Once the oil gets hot add the blanched almonds to the pan
  3. Star mixing the almonds with the oil without stopping mixing for about 3-4 minutes
  4. Once the almonds have a light brown color to them (do not over cook) turn your fire off and transfer the almonds to a plate with a paper towel to drain the oil in the almonds
  5. Add a generous pinch of salt to the almonds, mix together and remove the paper towel
  6. Let them cool off for at least 15 minutes before serving
  7. Enjoy!


By Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork

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