Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Potpourri - Buttered Rosemary & Orange Nuts


Ok. So, this isn't exactly a dessert. It DOES contain sugar, but I mean, seriously? Could I pull this off as a dessert at a bake sale? Exactly. Thus I have made a new entry idea for my blog: Potpourri. If I make something that isn't a dessert, but that I just HAVE to share with you, I'll label it as a Potpourri Post. (Say that 5 times fast.)

Well, I saw this recipe on Framed Cooks yesterday and I was so enraptured with it that I HAD to make it right away. Also, I had lots of nuts that needed to be used, so it was very much a win-win situation. Further side note: I know the sister of the author of Framed Cooks.

Anywho... these mixed nuts are so lovely! I have decided that they will be my afternoon snack every day this week. I hope you enjoy them too! 
Buttered Rosemary Orange Nuts (from Framed Cooks)
2 cups salted mixed nuts (Erika's Extra: I used raw nuts and added sea salt to them)
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons orange zest

1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When melted add the mixed nuts, sugar, rosemary, and orange zest. Stir just until the sugar is melted and everything is well-combined, which will take about 2 minutes.

2. Pour onto a piece of parchment paper or nonstick foil and let cool before serving. This will keep for at least a week...if it lasts that long!
Bake well and prosper!

7 comments:

  1. I find these kind of nuts so addictive. Once I start, its super hard for me to stop.
    *kisses* HH

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  2. It's funny that you called this an edible Potpourri. Never try to mix rosemary with nuts and this is new to me...

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  3. haha awesome. love how u used the raw nuts and salted them yourself! would be great to have them for snacks at work...instead of cookies and choc haha.

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  4. Orange zest on nuts, dang girl, that sounds wonderful!

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  5. Well worth stretching the rules for these. Yummm!

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  6. I have a bunch of raw hazelnuts from our farmers' market visit on Sunday. I'll give these a shot.

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