Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Emeril's Spicy Mixed Nuts

I'm taking a road trip with some girl friends this weekend and what's a road trip without snacks?

I always make sure to bring this spicy snack mix along becuase it's such a crowd pleaser. BAM!

•1 large egg white
•1 teaspoon water
•4 cups assorted shelled nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds, peanuts)
•1/2 cup sugar
•2 tablespoons Essence, recipe follows
•1/2 teaspoon cayenne
•1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together egg white and water until frothy. Add the nuts and toss to coat. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, Essence, cayenne, and salt. Add to the nuts and stir to coat evenly. Spread the nuts on the prepared pan and bake until dry, about 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir to separate. Let cool on the baking sheet. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):
•2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
•2 tablespoons salt
•2 tablespoons garlic powder
•1 tablespoon black pepper
•1 tablespoon onion powder
•1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
•1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
•1 tablespoon dried thyme
Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container. Yield: about 2/3 cup


Anonymous said...

Thanks for good stuff

Emma said...

You bet! Hope the recipe came out well for ya!