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Roasted Macadamia Nuts

Discussion in 'Vegetarian Diet Forum' started by Tattyjacket, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Tattyjacket

    Tattyjacket · Newbie

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    I recently discovered that macadamia nuts had a very low carb rating, 6.9g per 100g.
    On their own, they taste really nice.....but roasted !!
    You can buy them roasted but they are ever so expensive.
    Even un-roasted, they are expensive. I think I once learned that this is because the macadamia nut is and incredibly hard nut to crack.

    Turn on your over, let it warm to 200c
    Take a packet of macadamia nuts (100g).
    Place them in a casserole lid or some similar container.
    I add one spoonful of chilli oil.
    Mix with a spoon trying to make sure all of the nuts are coated in oil.
    Place in the oven for about 15 minutes.
    Afterwards, let them cool. Place them in a jar with a little garlic salt.
    Great for the occasional snack.

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  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    When I was home roasting them I didn't use any oil as they are pretty fatty anyway just a heavy sprinkle of Maldon salt.
    Also watch them as they burn really easily and will continue cooking for a while after you take them out of the oven on the hot pan.
    I wasted a few that way!
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  3. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think I'd go with a BBQ spice mix, or garlic - I roast chickpeas in that and love them.

    I use macadamia nuts in the cooking but very seldom as a food in themselves - I'll give it a bash.
  4. viz

    viz Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks for that tip to roast them never knew you could do that so will give it a try.
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  5. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I live in a very large macadamia nut growing region, there is a lot of work involved in getting them to market hense the price.

    I get a bucket of nuts every now and then from my neighbours tree, I crack them using a 2kg gympie hammer with the nuts in a rubber doormat like in the pix. I put a nut in each whole give it a wack with the gympie with enough force not to smash them into little bits. :D

    Couple of links to the producers in Bundy.



  6. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I love to munch on Macadamia nuts. Just keep them away from your dogs as they are deadly in even a small amount.
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