Thursday, December 20, 2012

"Hot Nuts" - spicy almonds!

Hot Nuts
2 cups raw whole almonds, blanched or skin on
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce (any variety)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1. Preheat the oven to 250°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Place all the ingredients, except the salt, in a large bowl and toss until the nuts are well coated.
3. Transfer the nuts to the prepared sheet and arrange in a single layer. Place in the oven and cook, stirring every 15 minutes, until the nuts are darkened but not burnt, about 45 minutes.
4. Remove from the oven, immediately loosen the nuts with a metal spatula, sprinkle evenly with the salt, and set aside to cool before serving.
Makes 2 cups.

These are so popular I almost always double the recipe and make two batches! 

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