June 26, 2012

Spicy Old Bay Peanuts


Ingredients:
2 cups unsalted, roasted peanuts
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 tablespoon Old Bay
1 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon chili powder


Directions:
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 250. Toss all ingredients together. Make sure the nuts are evenly coated. Arrange in a single layer on one of the baking sheets and bake 25-35 minutes, or until the peanuts look mostly dry, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the remaining lined baking sheet.


Tip: Set the oven timer for 5 minutes, stir the nuts. Carefully reach in the oven and tossed them with a spatula then set the timer again until 30 or so minutes were up.


My thoughts:
I've been on a real Old Bay kick lately. As you might have noticed from recent recipes. I blame Baltimore. Anyway, it has been ages since I made spiced nuts and when I was trying to think of what flavors to use, I thought. Why not Old Bay? Why not, indeed. I added some extra spices to kick up the heat factor and make them even more addictive.These would be perfect as a snack at your next casual summer party.

4 comments:

  1. Did you really include 1 1/2 tsp cayenne?? I added 1/2 tsp and it gave a great kick. I don't think I could have handled 1 1/2 tsp...and I love SPICY. With that slight change, I think these are yummy!!

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    1. I did but we do like spice! And some of it shakes off during cooking/storing.

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  2. Was wondering if you think this might work with almonds and splenda instead of sugar to be used for a low carb diet?

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    1. It would be fine with almonds. I do not use fake sugar so I don't know how that would work in this recipe.

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