Sunday, November 30, 2008
I have 2 pecan trees and a couple of limbs from my next door neighbor's tree in my yard. So far I have picked up 2 grocery sacks of pecans and given away a lot and there's still some on the trees.
Here's a little recipe that I love that works with all types of nuts...don't be scared of this one, it's really really easy!
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 cups raw unsalted nut (any kind will do, walnuts are great too)
Heat sugar and water in nonstick skillet over medium high heat until sugar is fully dissolved and starts to boil. Place nuts in skillet and stir constantly until nuts are completely crystalized and water has evaporated. Place in glass baking dish and allow to cool. Sprinkle with salt, cinnamon or any other spice you might like if desired.
Flavored nuts...prepare as above except right before putting nuts in, add 1 teaspoon orange, lemon or any other extract you might like and cook as directed. Wonderful on mandarin orange salads or just as a snack (although as addictive as crack!). Give as gifts wrapped in little cellophane bags to those people that you don't really know or like but need to give a gift to because it's expected of you!