How to Chop Nuts
Using a chef's knife and holding the tip end down on the cutting board, cut back and forth across the nuts until they are chopped to the desired size.
How to Toast Nuts in Skillet
When a skillet dish calls for toasted nuts, there's no need to heat up the oven. Before beginning the recipe, simply toast the nuts for a few minutes in the ungreased skillet on medium heat, stirring frequently just until nuts are lightly browned. Remove nuts from skillet and continue recipe as directed.