Salvage Burnt Nuts for Suprisingly Appealing Flavor

Amber Matheson

Everyone knows how easy it is for nuts to turn from lightly toasted to blackened in the blink of an eye. But what about tapping into the flavors that emerge just before the char goes too far? Chefs are experimenting with the sweet spot in between, taking nuts right to the edge of darkness in the pursuit of a deeper, richer, more complex flavor that stands up to the most assertive complementary ingredients.

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