French Fridays with Dorie: Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Nuts

December 31, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Posted in french fridays w dorie, groups, other savory, savory things | 8 Comments

sweet and spicy cocktail nuts

OK, I know it is New Year’s Eve afternoon already, and maybe I’ve missed the boat on telling you about this….but if you happen to be ringing in 2011 by having people over for cocktails, or if you are going to someone else’s place and looking for something to bring, I have just the thing.  Dorie’s Sweet and Spicy Cocktail Nuts are fast and easy (provided you have a stash of nuts in your fridge or cupboard), and trust me, they will be gobbled up.

The technique is simple:  take a couple cups of your favorite nuts (a mix is best), coat them lightly in a frothed-up egg white and then toss them in a mix of sugar, salt and spices.  Bake for half an hour at 300°, making sure they are in a single layer so they don’t stick together.  Let cool and enjoy with wine or bubbly.

For the exact recipe, see Around my French Table by Dorie Greenspan.  Don’t forget to check out my fellow francophiles’ posts (not all of us are doing the recipe this week).   Happy 2011, and I’ll see you next year!


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  1. Loved these! Made them twice and gifted them to the guys this Christmas. 🙂 Happy New Year, Steph!

  2. I absolutely loved the chili powder version! (I made 5 different flavor combinations for my week!) Have a Happy New Year!

  3. I just love your photo…so fun and festive! Happy New Year!!

  4. I loved these too, made several combos, but liked the chili powder too. Though a little added chipotle was a close second. Happy New Year!!

  5. We really enjoyed these too. I think I will make them again in the New year!! I like the picture!

  6. Great shot of those nuts.

    Happy New Year!

  7. These were fantastic! Yours look perfect – not too much coating. Happy New Year!

  8. These were good weren’t they. And a great snack. Mine were pretty sticky but they ate just as good.

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