Spiced Nuts! This recipe was adapted from Food and Wine and Chef Van Wyck. Van Wyck believes that spicy flavors stimulate endorphins and make people happy. I have to agree with him. Have you ever seen someone angry while eating Mexican food? Nope- me either!
This unique blend of spices in my spiced nuts hits nearly every taste bud on your tongue… except sour of course. Roasting exaggerates the flavor and egg whites assist the spice mixture in clinging. You can substitute many types of nuts, but make sure they are raw, not pre-seasoned and approximately the same size so they roast evenly. Nuts that work well are shelled peanuts, cashews, almonds, walnuts, pine nuts and pecans.
You can use pre-salted nuts, but then omit the salt from this recipe. You can also increase or decrease the amount of sugar, chili powder or cayenne to change the entire flavorful profile, making your spiced nuts a flavor all their own!
If are looking for recipes similar to my Spiced Nuts, then check out Garlic Dill Oyster Crackers, Onion Strings and Homemade Tortilla Chips!