Big Al’s fabulous nuts


Based on Leslie’s Hot & Spicy Toast Pecans

1 T sugar

3/4 tsp salt

1 tsp cayenne (or a little more if you like spice)

3/4 tsp each paprika, ground coriander, cumin, ginger

1/4 ground clove

1 egg white

3 cups pecans, or combo of nuts like cashews or almonds

Heat over to 275. LIghtly butter jelly roll pan or cookie sheet with sides (I mean, isn’t a cookie sheet with sides the definition of jelly roll pans?)

Combine all seasonings in a small bowl.

Beat the egg white until it is very light and frothy, then add the pecans and stir until covered. Stir in the spices, making sure they get evenly distributed.

Spread coated nuts on panin a single layer and bake for 15-20 minute. Use a metal spatula to turn and separate them. Return pan to the ove and roast for about 20 minutes. A broken nut is just golden inside.

Cool completely before storing in an airtight jar or in plastic bag in freezer.