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    Chinese Crackerjacks

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    15 mins

    10 mins

    5 mins

    P4's Note:

    Great snack, with an Asian twist.

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    1. 1
      Blend the sugar, salt, pepper and cinnamon in a bowl.
    2. 2
      Finely grind the star anise, cloves and Szechwan peppercorns in a spice grinder.
    3. 3
      Strain through a fine mesh sieve to eliminate the husks, the combine with the sugar mixture.
    4. 4
      Heat a large heavy skillet, preferably cast iron, over high heat until hot enough to evaporate a bead of water on contact.
    5. 5
      Add the nuts and toss until they are hot to the touch, about a minute.
    6. 6
      Reduce the heat if needed to prevent scorching.
    7. 7
      Sprinkle the nuts with half the seasoning mixture and shak the pan until the sugar melts and turns a dark caramlized brown, about a minute.
    8. 8
      Add the remaining mixture and continue shaking the pan until the sugar melts again and coats the nuts.
    9. 9
      (Do not use a spatula or a spoon for this process because the sugar wil caramelize onto it instead of the nuts.) Immediately turn the nuts onto a foil-lined baking sheet.
    10. 10
      Use yoru fingers to separate the nuts when cool enough to handle, then let them cool completely.
    11. 11
      Store in a tightly sealed, clean, dry glass jar.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chinese Crackerjacks

    Serving Size: 1 (404 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1021.7
    Calories from Fat 638
    Total Fat 70.9 g
    Saturated Fat 9.5 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 4406.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 88.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 13.8 g
    Sugars 56.5 g
    Protein 24.2 g

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