I'm a sucker for nuts. It's probably my very favorite snack, and especially if they've been covered in some sort of spices and sugar. That sweet-salty combinatin is just wonderful, and with the added crunch and flavor of the nuts themselves... well, I just love it. I've been wanting to make spiced pecans for quite a while, but had a hard time deciding on a recipe to use. Pecans are pretty expensive here and I wanted to make sure they turned out really good. I made these for our fourth of july party and let me tell you: they were great.
And as always.. I just can't bring myself to measure spices. Just can't! I plan to, every time, but somehow it never happens. If you like heat, add lots. If you prefer them milder, add less. Bonus? They take just about a minute to make, plus time in the oven. It's that easy.
If you have any left over - it's unlikely, but maybe - they would be excellent in a salad. And they make a great gift, too. If you can bear to part with them, that is.
300 gram pecans
50 ml brown sugar
75 ml sugar
good pinch of salt
ancho chili pepper
1 egg white
1 tbsp water
Mix the sugars and the spices in a bowl. Beat the egg white with the water until foamy. Mix the egg white with the nuts, and then add in the spices. Spread the spiced nuts on a baking sheet (lined with baking paper - it'll be sticky), and bake at 150°C for about 30 minutes.
Recipe in Swedish: