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Makes 2 cups
3 tablespoons peanut oil
2 cups whole blanched almonds
1/2 cup, plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1. Heat oil in a heavy frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the almonds and sprinkle the 1/2 cup sugar over them. Saute until the almonds are golden brown and the sugar caramelizes.
2. Remove almonds from the pan and toss in a bowl with the salt, cumin, pepper flakes and remaining tablespoon of sugar.
3. Serve warm or at room temp. Store in an airtight container.