I’ve created a bit of a problem with these Spiced Pecans…my husband Jack can’t stop eating them! These spiced pecans are so addictively delicious, he keeps snacking on them and says that they are the best pecans he’s ever had!
A few months ago, we made some of these awesome Chinese fried walnuts, and since we had everything set up in the kitchen for that recipe, I decided to experiment a bit with a bag of pecans that we had on hand in the kitchen. I adapted our walnut recipe by cutting back a bit on the sugar and adding in some cinnamon, cumin and cayenne pepper to the salt that gets sprinkled over the pecans after they are fried.
Oh my – these spiced pecans are perfection!
Frying pecans gives them a light and crunchy texture (they aren’t greasy at all!). And the salty-sweet combination of flavors is enhanced by the spices which lend a gentle heat that is just perfect with the taste of the pecans!
Be sure to come back tomorrow because we’re sharing a great salad recipe that uses these spiced pecans. And, here’s a little extra advice…if you’re going to make this recipe, you might as well make a double batch because these spiced pecans are sure to become your new favorite snack!
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
- 6 cups water
- 4 cups pecans (approximately 1 pound)
- ¼ cup sugar
- Canola oil
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Meet The Author: Martha
Martha is part of the husband-wife team that creates A Family Feast. She loves to cook and entertain for family and friends, and she believes that serving a great meal is one of the best ways to show someone that you care. Martha is a self-taught home cook, who loves to read cookbooks and try new recipes. After a decades-long career in business and online marketing, she now runs A Family Feast full-time. Her specialties are baking, desserts, vegetables and pasta dishes.