Spiced Nuts for a New Year’s Potluck with Emeril #SundaySupper

I am so excited about this #SundaySupper. This week we are celebrating New Year’s with Potluck and Sandwich Recipes by Emeril Lagasse. Emeril is one of those chefs that’s so fun to follow because his passion for food is so expressive and contagious. His belief that food should be full of flavour makes him a chef after my own heart. Some of us at #SundaySupper were given the fanatic opportunity to review one of two books, Emeril’s Potluck and Emeril’s Kicked-up Sandwiches. I would have been happy to review either but I was so excited to see that I was sent the potluck book. What I love about his style of cooking is that he knows how to “Kick it up a notch” as he likes to say. In my opinion the key to good cooking is all in the seasoning. If someone ever has to add salt or any seasoning to my food then I failed. And with Emeril’s recipes I am never disappointed. We have already tried two different recipes from Emeril’s Potluck and I am excited to continue to make my way through it. Hubby was especially interested when he came across a recipe for a Creole Bread Pudding.

And if you want to win your own copy of one of Emeril’s cookbooks then come and join us for our Twitter chat at 7pm EST. The publisher is giving us the opportunity to give away one of the cook books to one of our followers. All you have to do is start following me on twitter, @wallet_appetite and join us tonight, December 30, 2012 on Twitter at 7pm EST for our #SundaySupper chat. Then at sometime during the hour, post: “Enter Me @wallet_appetite #SundaySupper” and one of the participants that posts that, will win a copy of one of these cookbooks!

Emeril Kicked Up Sandwiches
Emeril Potluck

Emeril’s recipe that I am sharing with you is one that is going to making its way to my New Years Eve Party this year. A simple nut dish that is so addictive it is perfect for any party.

Spiced Nuts

1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 cups unsalted mixed nuts, such as walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts and almonds
4 Tbps unsalted butter
6 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp salt

Mix spices, set aside.

Heat the nuts in a dry skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until they begin to toast, about 4 minutes.

Add the butter and cook, stirring, until the nuts begin to darken, about 1 minute. Add the spices, the sugar, 1 Tbsp water and the salt and cook, stirring until the sauce thickens and the nuts are glazed; about 5 minutes.

Remove the nuts from the heat and transfer to a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, separating them with a fork. Let the nuts stand until cooled and the sugar has hardened, about 10 minutes. Store in an airtight container. (I just placed them on a sheet of wax paper)

Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, Emeril’s Potluck, William Morrow Publishers, New York, 2004 OR Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, Emeril’s Kicked-up Sandwiches, William Morrow Publishers, New York, 2012

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20 Responses to Spiced Nuts for a New Year’s Potluck with Emeril #SundaySupper

  1. Laura, You made these nuts look amazing! Thank you so much for your support, encouragement and friendship this past year. I am looking forward to celebrating many more events in 2013 with you! Happy New Year my friend!

  2. Renee says:

    Yep, I know I could eat these spiced nuts by the handful. That with a nice cocktail or glass of wine would be a perfect appetizer.

  3. Spiced nuts are a great potluck idea! I agree that seasoning makes or breaks a dish! Have a safe and wonderful new year, Laura!

  4. Katie says:

    These nuts sound amazing. I know my husband would be snacking on them nonstop!

  5. Those look fabulous! Such a great snack!

    Happy new year!

  6. Spiced nuts are the perfect cocktail party nibble. Leftovers (if you have any!) would be great tossed into a spinach salad.

  7. Patti says:

    I have made these and they are sooo good! People can’t stop eating them!

  8. I cannot take it any more – I am totally making these nuts tomorrow! They sound amazing. Happy New Year to you and your fam. :)

  9. I want some of these deliciously spiced nuts. They look so tempting and tasty. Happy New Year!

  10. These sound terrific. I’m going to give them a try with pecans ASAP!

  11. Bea says:

    Are they not amazingly good?! I love your presentation!

  12. Stephanie Zielinski says:

    Yum! These were a favorite in my house. I LOVE your presentation! Happy New Year!!!!

  13. Liz says:

    Perfect party munchie! I’d eat them ALL!!! Happy New Year!

  14. I love your beautiful photos. I could easily knock back a handful (or five) of these deliciously flavoured nuts! Happy New Year!

  15. Conni Smith says:

    What a great way to make these – I always bake spiced nuts, I bet the skillet version is much quicker!

  16. Yummy! Must try this recipe! Thanks for sharing. Happy New Years to you and yours!

  17. These look like the perfect snack!! Can’t wait to try them!! Happy New Year!!

  18. Kim Bee says:

    Love this spiced nuts. I also really dig the way you presented them. I always think of my mom when I see stuff wrapped in newspaper. She was such a huge fan of doing that. Happy New Year!

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