Chef Chris’ Blog for December 2020
If you’re like me this is one of your favorite times of year! In normal times I love being around friends and family! Let alone the food. From the ham, side dishes, cakes, cookies, and pies (I think I’ve already gained 10 pounds just thinking about). Funny enough one of the items I look forward to the most is a snack or holiday treat that we don’t typically have throughout the year; Roasted Nuts. Be they almonds, pecans, cashews, or the simple peanut. They are great treats to give to your neighbors. My go-to recipe is below for Candied Cinnamon Pecans
Easy Cinnamon Sugar Pecans:
1 Egg White
1 TBSP Vanilla
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Salt
2 TBSP Ground Cinnamon
5 Cups Pecans Halves, raw unsalted
Mix the wet ingredients together. Whipping the egg whites to a soft peak. Then add the pecans (add them in rough thirds to make sure all of them get coated). Mix the dry ingredients. Then add and toss the pecans again making sure everything get coated. Spread onto a greased but unlined baking sheet. Put in a 250 degree oven an hour. Stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool and store in a sealed container.
Wishing you the happiest of holidays this season and an abundant new year!