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Crispy Pecan Recipe

Crispy Pecans Recipe

Here’s one of the easiest and best recipes for a healthy snack. Crispy pecans are explained in Sally Fallon’s Book, Nourishing Traditions. I also use it with walnuts, almonds, and other nuts. Almonds are actually my favorite. 

The wonderful buttery flavor of the nuts is enhanced by soaking and slow over-drying. Mix the nuts with salt and enough filtered water to completely cover the nuts. Then leave them in a warm place for at least 7 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse in a colander.   

Spread the nuts on a stainless steel baking pan and place in a warm oven (150 to 170 degrees) for 12 to 24 hours, turning occasionally, until completely dry and crisp. I usually coat the baking pan with real butter, by the way. And you might try adding a little cayenne pepper (1 teaspoon) to the liquid soak.

Store the finished product in an airtight glass container and enjoy a delicious and healthy treat often.  


A new recipe (June 2020) you might want to try:


An even more flavorful version I learned from a friend that can be done in less time (and tastes fantastic) is this:


Also for 4 cups of pecan halves, use 3 tbs butter, 3 tbs Worcestershire type sauce. My favorite is Organic Coco Aminos.  1 tsp cinnamon powder, 1 tsp sea salt, ¼ tsp garlic powder, ¼ tsp garlic powder and a dash of Tabasco. Melt the butter in heavy skillet, add the rest and bake in a warm oven, tops 200o, stirring until pecans are crisp. Yummy! 

These taste-improved nuts also seem to be more digestible and thus better for you. Enjoy some soon and treat your friends and family to an unusual treat.





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