June 26, 2012

Spicy Old Bay Peanuts

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

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.