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.
Heat a large cast-iron or heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
Add olive oil and heat for 30 seconds, tilting the pan so the oil coats the bottom.
Add the pecans and spread along the bottom. Leave for 1 to 2 minutes until they start to brown and become fragrant.
Add the almonds and spread along the bottom. Leave for 1 to 2 minutes until they start to brown and become fragrant.
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.
Transfer to a piece of parchment paper until they’ve cooled to room temperature.
Store in a jar with a lid in the refrigerator.