Spicy Nuts

"I made these nuts when I bought some unsalted/unroasted shelled pistachios and peanuts which I didn't use for cooking. My family loved them for snacking while watching tv. Recipe adapted from The Turtle Bay Cookbook"
 
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Ready In:
20mins
Ingredients:
5
Yields:
2 pounds nuts
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ingredients

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directions

  • In a large skillet melt butter with olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add nuts to melted butter and cook stirring frequently for 10 minutes.
  • Add red peppper flakes and salt to nuts and continue cooking, stirring frequently for five minutes longer, being careful that nuts don't burn.
  • Drain nuts on paper towels and let cool before serving or storing in an airtight container.

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Reviews

  1. These nuts were easy and quick to make and turned out fabulous! Loved the heat from the chili pepper with the roasted flavour from the nuts! Mmm!<br/>I added some garlic and onion powder to part of the mix and that was yummy, too.<br/>THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this lovely recipe with us, ellie!<br/>Made and reviewed for Adopt a Veggie Tag January 2010.
     
  2. These are fabulous and so easy to make. I used the low end quantity of red pepper flakes and they are still pretty spicy. Perfect for people who love the hot stuff! Thanks for sharing...these would make a great gift.
     
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