Sunday, December 22, 2013

Hot Nuts


A terrific party snack or hostess gift -- quick and easy...and addictive.

You'll need a pound of pecan halves (the pictures show a doubled recipe,) 3 tablespoons butter, 2 teaspoons salt, 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more to taste,) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or less, should just get a hint of it,) and a good dash or so of Tabasco sauce.

Melt the butter in a heavy frying pan, stir in salt and pecans, toss till coated. Add the other ingredients and toss again.  Spread on a baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes at 300 degrees. Don't overbrown.  Cool on paper towels and store in airtight container.
 
And  while we're on the subject, does anyone else remember Doug Clark and his Hot Nuts (click on the name) -- a raunchy fraternity party favorite in the South back in the 60's? 
 
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10 comments:

Martin Hodges said...

I love the George Melly number. A little risqué at http://youtu.be/LIrXOZClb3E

Jim Egerton said...

Ok, you started it. Remember Oscar Brand's bawdy songs? His career lasted 70 years. He sang them all. Just u tube him and away you go.

I remember the Hot Nuts but at the time was into folk music and jazz so I didn't bit on there music.

Thanks for the recipe.

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Yum, one of my favorite appetizers and mine always uses pecans. I must try the cinnamon next time.
Sam

Kath Marsh said...

Yum and Yep.

Brian Miller said...

ha. i had not heard that song...the hot nuts sound yummy though...

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

The Doug Clark LP was at every party when I was in grad school, along with a generous supply of homemade sangria.

NCmountainwoman said...

Nuuuts, Hot Nuts. You get them from the peanut man. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, nuuuts...

Vicki Lane said...

Shall check out George Melly, Martin.

I do, indeed, remember Oscar Brand's "Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads." I think I had an LP of his bawdy sea chanteys. "It was on the good ship Venus/You really should have seen us/ A figurehead of a whore in bed/And a mast of a phallic genus.' It went downhill from there...

Brian, you're probably too young to have heard of these guys.

Sangria -- how I remember those days...

Gwen said...

Oh, Yes! My first outing freshman year, fall of 1969, at Virginia Tech, was to a Hot Nuts concert at the Dixie Caverns. I can still see them, in my mind, doing "Shout" complete with full crowd participation. I had my first beer that night, too. I made the mistake of telling my mother all about the evening during a phone call home and made her cry. She always used the guilt trip so well! I learned to share my experiences more judiciously from that point on! When my sons went to college I told them I wanted them to go away to school so I wouldn't have to know everything they did and worry as much!

Frances said...

Vicki, any recipe that starts with pecans has got to be good. I am now wondering how that band's music passed me by.

Did I blink?

Happy Christmas! xo