Spiced Nuts

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Source: Emeril

Servings/Yield: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups mixed nuts, such as walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts and almonds

Method

  1. Mix spices and reserve.
  2. Heat nuts in a dry skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until they begin to toast, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside. Add the butter, sugar, water and spices to the hot skillet and cook, stirring, until a glaze forms, about 1 minute. Return the nuts to the skillet and toss to combine with the glaze. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until the nuts are glazed and golden brown.
  3. Remove from the heat and transfer to a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, separating with a fork. Let rest until cooled and the sugar has hardened, about 10 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

© Jay Deitch 2013