The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Sugar coated pecans

One of my favorites. This is great for a party snack too.

What you’ll need:

1 egg white
1 Tbl water
1 lb pecan halves
1 c sugar
¾ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet and set aside. In a large bowl, whip together the egg white and water until it’s frothy. In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, salt and cinnamon. Add pecans to egg white mixture and stir to coat the nuts evenly. Remove the nuts using a slotted spoon and add them to the sugar mixture bowl. Toss well to coat in sugar. Spread them onto the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Cost:
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
pecans – $3.00
sugar – $1.99/4 lb bag
cinnamon – $1.85
Total – $3.47

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January 22, 2009 Posted by | --nuts, -candy, -kids favorites, -party ideas, -super snacks, DELICIOUS DESSERTS | , , | Leave a comment

Cajun boiled peanuts

My hubby is a Georgia man. He told me about boiled peanuts. I had no clue they even existed. After eating them….yum is all I have to say! This recipe makes A LOT of peanuts (5 pounds)…just warning you.

What you’ll need:

5 lbs raw peanuts, in shell
¾ c salt
1 ¼ c dill pickle slices, with brine (juice)
5 small jalapenos, sliced
5 Tbl dry crab boil (like Zatarain’s)

Place all ingredients in a large pot. Pour in enough water to cover the peanuts and stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and cook until soft (at least 4 hours), adding water as needed. You want to keep the peanuts covered with water. Use a slotted spoon to remove peanuts from pot. Serve hot.

Cost:
peanuts – in shell – $2.29/lb
pickles – $2.12/jar
jalapeno – $1.08
crab boil – $2.18
Total – $14.63/$2.93 per pound

January 22, 2009 Posted by | --nuts, -kids favorites, -super snacks | , , , | 1 Comment