Nuts - Sweet & Spicy Recipe
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Nuts - Sweet & Spicy Notes
Nuts are a great party snack, but many of the recipes for spiced nuts were either too hot or too pungent for the nuts own flavors. I developed this recipe after my first trip to the spice house. Serve alone with cocktails, or sprinkled over a spinach or leafy green salad.
- 1/4 cup superfine sugar - regular sugar OK too
- 2 heaped teaspons Saigon Cassia cinnamon
- 1 cup your favorite nuts - best if lightly roasted and lightly salted (not great with unsalted nuts).
Serves / Yields
Bag of nuts
Preheat a heavy flat frying pan (not cast iron).
Lay some parchment paper onto the counter top. Mix together the sugar & cinnamon until well combined. Sprinkle this mixture onto the hot pan. Stir with the wooden spoon as the sugar disolves and turns golden. 3-4 mins Sprinkle the nuts in the pan in one layer. Stir until all the nuts are well coated, 2-3 mins. Scrape nuts onto the parchment paper to cool. Its ok if there are nuts clusters, they can be broken when cooled.
Do not use a cast iron pan. Tested with cashews, almonds, mixed nuts Fantastic topping for a spinach or butter lettuce salad. Do not sample the nuts from the pan because the high heat in the sugar will burn fingers!!
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