Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spiced Cocktail Nuts

A little more than just a bowl of nuts out on the table......

Spiced Cocktail Nuts

What's on these nuts?.....oh, just about everything in the spice rack.... and they have a sneak attack spicy bite to them. They would be perfect for guests to snack on if you're having company over, and were an absolute cinch to make. If you like curry, you'll like these.

Recipe from Giada De Laurentiis and

parchment paper
2 egg whites
2 cups roasted and salted almonds
2 cups roasted and salted cashew nuts
2 cups walnut halves
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
1 1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Cover a sheet pan with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites until frothy. Add the nuts and stir until coated. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, curry powder, cumin, garlic salt, cayenne pepper, cardamom, and cinnamon. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the nuts and toss until coated. Arrange the nuts in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. 

Bake for 45 minutes until golden and fragrant. Cool for 1 hour.

Using a spatula, remove the nuts from the baking sheet. Break the nuts into bite- sized pieces and place in a big serving dish.

1 comment:

  1. This is just what I need for breakfast this morning! That would start my day right, don't you think???? We all need a little spice in the morining!