Cajun Nuts

Makes 5 cups-

5 cups unsalted mixed nuts

1 ½ teaspoons Cajun seasoning

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons sugar

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Cajun seasoning:

2 tablespoons garlic granules

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon paprika

1 teaspoon finely crumbled dried parsley

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon white pepper

½ teaspoon ground dried oregano

½ teaspoon ground dried thyme

 

Heat the oven to 200º.

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the Cajun seasoning. (You will only use 1 ½ teaspoons of this mixture. Save the rest for other uses.)

In a small pan, melt butter over low heat. Place nuts in a large bowl. Drizzle butter over nuts and toss to coat. In a small bowl combine 1 ½ teaspoons Cajun seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 teaspoons sugar. Sprinkle the mixture over nuts and toss to coat evenly.

Place nuts onto a large baking sheet and place in the oven for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool and serve or store in an air-tight container.

Recipe Note: Suitable nuts for this recipe include, but are not limited to, peanuts, pecans, walnuts, almonds, and cashews.

 

Adapted from “Cajun Nuts Recipe” by Christin Mahrling. Posted to http://spicysouthernkitchen.com on January 7, 2015.  Downloaded on June 4, 2015.

Cajun seasoning from The St. Louis Herb Society Cook Book, Third Edition, 1994, page 277.

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