November 20, 2010

Savory Herbed Glazed Nuts

During the holidays I like to prepare this snack as special treat for family and friends. It is crunchy with a sweet and peppery flavor. The ingredient, egg white coats the nuts beautifully and gives it a nice shine. You can use any variety of raw nuts and serve with some dried fruits for color. Better yet--share the joy with this heartfelt gift from the kitchen to your love ones. Bon Appétit!
4 cups whole nuts (pecans, walnuts, cashew or almonds)
1 egg whites, mix with 2 tsp. water
1/2 cup sugar (or maple syrup)
1 tsp. chili powder (½ tsp. for less spicy)
2 tsp. thyme
2 tsp. tarragon
1 tsp. ground allspice
1 tsp. cumin
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat egg whites until white and frothy. Mix sugar, rest of spices ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir in egg white and nuts, mix well to coat nuts. Spread nuts evenly on a baking sheet(s).
2. Bake for 15 minutes, remove and stir to separate nuts to bake evenly. Return baking sheet to oven, reduce oven to 250°F. Bake for another 15 minutes until nuts are golden brown.
3. Remove from oven to cool completely. Store in airtight containers for up to a week.
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