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Roasted Pecans
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Pan Roasted Pecans

How do you take a sweet pecan from its simple raw state and develop a deep harmonious flavor in 5 minutes? You Pan Roast em'! Pan Roasted Pecans take on a deep foxy red hue and the character to match.

Category Kitchen Science
Cuisine American
Keyword Pan Roasted Pecans, Roasted Pecan Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Mean Green Chef

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 cups (200 grams) pecan halves unsalted
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher sea salt or to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat a large cast-iron or heavy skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Add olive oil and heat for 30 seconds, tilting the pan so the oil coats the bottom.

  3. Add the pecans and spread along the bottom. Leave for 1 to 2 minutes until they start to brown and become fragrant.

  4. Add the almonds and spread along the bottom. Leave for 1 to 2 minutes until they start to brown and become fragrant.

  5. Continue cooking the almonds, stirring every 15 seconds or so, until they are nicely brown and have a deeply toasted flavor, about 5 minutes time in total.

  6. Transfer to a piece of parchment paper until they’ve cooled to room temperature.

  7. Store in a jar with a lid in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

  • Prep time is approximate. 
  • Roasted almonds will keep up to a year in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.