Saturday, December 4, 2010

chesnuts roasting on an open fire.

Oh, how I love the holidays. Here is one of our favorite traditions that we do in our house, and its so much fun for the kids too.

You got it: Roasting nuts and it is really easy. You can either dry roast or roast them in a little oil to enhance their flavor if you like.

To Dry Roast just follow the instructions below for Roasting Nuts omitting the oil.

To Roast Nuts: Coat 1 cup of nuts evenly with 1 t.of  cooking oil. On a baking pan spread the nuts evenly and place them into a preheated oven at 350° F. Stir occasionally til the nuts are fragrant and lightly browned (5-10 minutes). Be careful because the nuts will continue to cook after removed from the oven. DO NOT OVERCOOK.

Cool on paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and enjoy.

To Toast nuts,  place them in a heavy skillet on top the stove. Heat slowly over low heat, shaking the pan like you would for popcorn. Cook until slightly browned and smelling terrific. Takes about 10-15 min.

ok, how easy was that? So go ahead, try it and have fun.

So with out futher is Mel Torme and Judy Garland. I know that they couldnt stand each other, I just love listening.

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