I’m a nutty person, not in the sense of being crazy but that I adore nuts. I love munching them and sometimes without my knowing, I would finish the whole pack by myself which resulted in a plump young lady years ago.
But I learnt my lesson of eating everything in moderation and managed to scale down my weight. I still love nuts though and today,I intended to personalise my peanuts, thanks to the recipe in Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table. Did I mention that during yesterday’s dinner at Journeyman, there was this couple who was seated next to us and the lady resembled Dorie? I took a few glances to determine if I was sitting next to this famous cookbook writer; I couldn’t be sure. Checking her tweets, I realised she couldn’t have been in Boston. =(
Anyway, I have missed last Friday’s FFWD and decided to make up for it today. The recipe on her cookbook was sweet and spicy cocktail nuts but I decided to go with rosemary-flavoured peanuts.
My main ingredients are 1 cup of peanuts and 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary.
1. Mix sugar, salt and finely chopped rosemary in a small bowl and add the beaten egg white.
2. Toss the peanuts into the mixture and make sure that the nuts are evenly coated.
3. Lift the nuts one by one from the bowl, letting the excess egg white drip back into the bowl and transfer them to the baking sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 300F or until the nuts are browned and the coating is dry. Cool for 5 minutes, then transfer nuts to cutting board to cool completely.
They were CRISPY. Nice to go with everything from beer to Champagne. Obviously, something’s missing here – nice company and cool jazzy music.
Recipe above is adapted from Dorie’s cookbook. If you can, grab her book. Her recipes are easy to follow and the food delish. I never knew that French cooking can be so fuss-free. Love it!