Sesame seeds can add a punch of flavor to many of your favorite dishes. They need to be toasted just right to provide the perfect seasoning and bring out a full, nutty flavor. Though sesame seeds can be purchased from the store pre-toasted, it is not difficult and almost always provides better results to toast them quickly yourself.
Things You'll Need
Purchase raw sesame seeds. These can be found at almost any market but especially at Asian markets. A large jar costs just a few dollars.
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees farenheit.
Place your seeds in a thin layer on a baking pan.
Place the pan in your pre-heated oven. Be sure to watch them as the process will take not take long and you do not want to over-toast them. They can go from done to burnt in a matter of seconds.
Take the sesame seeds out of the oven when they become fragrant and golden. This is usually after about 10 minutes, but can be as soon as five or as long as fifteen. Allow them to cool.
References and ResourcesUNL Food: Toasting Nuts and Seeds Using Microwave, Oven or Stove-Top
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