ALMONDS - to skin or not to skin (that is the question)
They are much more pleasant to eat when they are skinned.
It's not that much work. Dump them in a pot of boiling water for a few
minutes until the skin comes off of one easily. Drain, place in cold
water to stop the cooking. Drain well, pinch to slip the skins off.
And I think just the opposite: skinned almonds taste "processed" to me, too
bland, not enough character. When I make almond meal, I leave the skins on,
although as Melba's Jammin' said, it does impact the look of the finished
product. But I love the fuller, nuttier taste.
"Home, James, and don't spare the horses!"