Cajun Spiced California Walnuts
Make 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.
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
- 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.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (150°C) 15 to 18 minutes or until dry and crisp.
- 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.