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how to desalt salted cashews?

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Feb 26, 2004
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how to desalt salted cashews?

well, i got some salted cashews and i find them too salty
does anyone know how to desalt them?
i was thinking of rinsing it under water and drying it by placing them into the oven for an hour or so? is that safe to do?

any ideas?
thanks in advance
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A low speed centrifuge might help. Find a buddy with access to a science lab :)
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Find a strainer that has somewhat fine mesh, give the cashews a good shake until the desired amount of salt is strained out. It'll de-salt it rather effectively. I have been doing this for a while now and it's worked great
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NDman wrote:I have been doing this for a while now and it's worked great
Why don't you just buy unsalted cashews? :razz:
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Rehan wrote:Why don't you just buy unsalted cashews? :razz:
Because I still want a bit of salt. Just when they are way too salty right out of the can :cheesygri
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NDman wrote:Because I still want a bit of salt. Just when they are way too salty right out of the can :cheesygri
there is a big difference between salted and unsalted in taste.. and i agree there is way too much salt but a little is nice.

thanks for the tip!
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Have any of you tried Cajun flavored cashews? I bought some recently at Longo's... they pack a nice little zing. :)
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Rehan wrote:Have any of you tried Cajun flavored cashews? I bought some recently at Longo's... they pack a nice little zing. :)
sounds interesting.. i've actually never tried any flavoured cashews
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Mar 13, 2006
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Solution: Buy 1 salted and 1 unsalted.

Add them together subtract add multiply divide until you have the perfect combination.
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rinse with water for a quick sec, then pan toast them for a bit with a little bit of your favourite oil
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Why not buy the unsalted ones and then put whatever amount of salt you want on it and bake them. Saves the step of having to wash them. You could be adventurous and use Old Bay instead of regular salt.
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bananaman wrote:Why not buy the unsalted ones and then put whatever amount of salt you want on it and bake them. Saves the step of having to wash them. You could be adventurous and use Old Bay instead of regular salt.
Part of the problem is that salt doesn't really stick well. Most of the salted cashews, or whatever nuts, were pre-coated with a very thin layer of oil so that salt can stick better. Unsalted ones are usually bare-naked, with no oil so it's hard to get the seasoning to stick well
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For those who bought unsalted nuts and want a bit of salt to taste... Normal table salt can be fine ground into a powder with one of those high speed coffee grinders. The resulting powder is so fine... it sticks to anything.

BTW: unsalted nuts in bulk doesn't have one of the taxes..

I will note that shaking salt off nuts can be a bit difficult...
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if only you lived closer to me...I would have licked the salt off them for free!
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