Monday, December 25, 2006

Spicy Pecans

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 cups pecans
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon red chile powder
3 tablespoons cider vinegar

In a medium skillet over medium-high heat melt the butter and add the pecans. Saute for 2-3 minutes or until the pecans are lightly browned and smell toasty fragrant. Stir in the brown sugar, stir until it gets liquidy and lightly caramelized, about 3 minutes. Stir in the spices, and then add the cider vinegar. Stir until the liquid evaporates. Pour pecans out onto parchment lined baking sheet, separate the nuts into a single layer, and bake at 375 for 4 minutes. Let cool.