Salt and pepper caramelized walnuts
- 1 1/2 c. walnut halves
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
- 2 T. brown sugar, either dark or light
- 1 heaping tsp. coarse sea salt
Beat egg white until it begins to froth. Add the pepper and sugar and stir until the sugar is partially dissolved. Stir in the walnuts.
Turn onto a greased foil-lined pan. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven and stir well. Reduce oven heat to 300. Return the walnuts to oven, checking every 5 minutes, until the coating looks dry and the nuts are lightly browned. Remove from the oven. The nuts should still be somewhat sticky; they’ll crisp up as they cool. Toss them with the salt and cool completely. If not using immediately, store in an airtight container.
Makes 1 1/2 c.