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Cajun Spiced California Walnuts

Cajun Spiced California WalnutsMake a batch of this spicy nut mix to have on hand when friends drop in or the munchies strike. Easy to prepare in the oven or microwave. Make a day ahead to allow flavors to intensify and store in a sealed container.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon garlic salt
2 teaspoons each: cayenne pepper and paprika
2 teaspoons each: dried basil, oregano and thyme
4 cups shelled California Walnut pieces

Cooking Directions:

  1. In large bowl, mix egg whites with seasonings; stir in walnuts and coat thoroughly. Spread walnuts on large, shallow baking pan coated with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (150°C) 15 to 18 minutes or until dry and crisp.
  3. Cool thoroughly before serving.

Makes 4 cups.

Microwave Directions: Prepare ingredients as above. Spread prepared walnuts in large microwaveable dish. Microwave on High (100%) in 4 or 5 batches for 2 to 3 minutes each or until dry and crisp. Cool completely.

Recipe and photograph courtesy California Walnuts.