Roasted Pecans For Football Season

Football season is here. Weekends spent with your buddies or alone in front of your television cheering on your team – drinks and snacks at your side. Why not make one of those snacks roasted pecans? They are light and can be eaten by the handful and full of flavor. A basic roasted pecan recipe is:

1 pound pecan halves
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut in small pieces
salt, to taste

Spread the pecans on a baking pan and place pan on center rack of oven. Roast at 250°, stirring occasionally, until they begin to brown and become aromatic, about 60 minutes. Stir in butter until pecans are coated and all butter is melted. Return to the oven and toast for about 10 minutes longer.
Salt to taste while pecans are still hot. Serve warm or cooled. Store roasted pecans in a tightly sealed container.

But what if you want to spice it up a bit? Add a little zip and zing to your roasted pecans? There are all sorts of variations you can try… from cajun style roasted pecans to hot pepper roasted pecans to even barbeque roasted pecans… You can wow your friends with these simple and delicious roasted pecans:

In the South we love out barbeque… so wouldn’t it make sense that we would like out pecans barbequed too? This is a great simple way to spice up your roasted pecans for game day -

Barbecued Pecans


*2 tablespoons margarine
*1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
*1 tablespoon ketchup
*2 dashes hot sauce
*4 cups pecan halves salt

Melt margarine in large saucepan. Add Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and hot sauce. Stir in pecans. Spoon into glass baking dish and spread evenly. Toast at 400 degrees about 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Turn out on paper towels and sprinkle with salt.


And since we are in the South, we do need our Cajun variety of roasted pecans…

Cajun Spiced Pecans

*2 tb Unsalted butter
*3 c Pecan halves
*1/2 c Light brown sugar
*1 t Paprika
*2 ts Powdered Chile
*1 tb Ground cumin
*1/4 c Cider vinegar
*Salt

Preheat oven to 375 F. Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the pecans and saute until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add the brown sugar and cook until caramelized. Stir in the paprika, chile powder and cumin. Add the vinegar and cook until all the liquid has evaporated. Season with salt. Spread the pecans on a cookie sheet and bake in an oven until crisp, about 3 to 5 minutes.


And with southern foods being all about flavor and spice… again, it just makes sense to spice up our pecans with some hot pepper sauce…


HOT PEPPER PECANS

*4 Tablespoons butter or margarine
*1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
*1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
*4 cups pecan halves

Melt butter or margarine. Add Worcestershire sauce and pepper sauce. Spread pecans on a foil lined baking sheet. Coat with butter mixture. Bake at 250° for 30 minutes or until pecans are toasted and crisp, stirring every 10 minutes. When cooled, store in an airtight container.

So, grab some roasted pecans, find your favorite chair, paint your face in your team colors...and enjoy!

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