It was so nice to have something relatively quick and easy to throw together this week!
For today’s French Fridays with Dorie I give you Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Nuts.
And then I take them back, because they’re so good, and so addictive.
After reading past posts in which some of the other FFwD members wrote about eating the first batch in no time, I decided I should probably double the recipe right off the bat.
I used half almonds and half walnuts.
So how simple is this? Incredibly simple. First, I mixed together the sugar and salt and the spices. I changed the recipe slightly by using some cumin instead of all the chili powder called for.
Then I whipped the egg whites,
mixed them with the nuts,
and then added the sugar-and-spice-and-everything-nice mixture…
spread them out on my two parchment-lined cookie sheets…(and like a lot of people, I didn’t take the time to remove any excess egg white from the nuts, but next time, I think I will. While I didn’t mind eating all the crispy bits of spiced egg white, I think the nuts will all look nicer without it.)
and then I baked them for about half an hour or so. It might have been 40 minutes.
And when I pulled them from the oven, it was just about time to pick up the kids at school that day, so I left them cooling on top of the stove. When I came back, Bill had consumed a fair portion and was nodding his approval when I came in the door.
Alex didn’t like them, and I don’t remember what Julia’s opinion was, but Bill and I just kept eating them until I poured them in a container and shut the lid.
That’s helping, sort of.
To see what everyone else did this week, head on over to the FFwD site and check out all the links!