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Chuck Dec 24, 2004 12:20 PM

A neighbor called - she has more pecans than she knows what to do with.

Scrolled through this board and didn't find anything - any suggestions?

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    Junoesq Dec 27, 2004 02:44 PM

    I made curried roasted pecans from a recipe I found on the Internet - I think it was the Georgia pecan commission or some such. Toss a pound of pecans with an egg white beaten with 1 T. water. Mix 2 T. sugar, 1 t. salt, 1/4 t. cayenne, 2 t. curry powder and toss to coat nuts. Spread on cookie sheet and roast at 250 degress for one hour. Stir and return to oven for 15 minutes. Turn off oven, but leave nuts there with the door closed for an hour or until crispy.

    They are just phenomenal and addictive.

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      kc girl Dec 26, 2004 11:04 AM

      Stir them up in some light corn syrup (heated, of course), then toast them on a cookie sheet in oven (350), then sprinkle with brown sugar when cooling. They will be "coated" and stay fresh longer. Lightly candied pecans.

      And, they are great in salads, with baked pears, or with the incredible banana ice cream I found on this Chowboard. "A remarkably easy dessert that doesn't even require an ice cream maker." (And, the riper the bananas, the more wonderful flavor.) And, a rounded tablespoon is enough for one very satisfying serving!

      Link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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        Dylan Y Dec 26, 2004 01:23 AM

        Cooks Illustrated's most recent issue has a nice recipe for chocolate caramel walnut tart that would be fine with pecans. Each tart requires about a pound of pecans.

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          Anna 'Boo' Carroll Dec 24, 2004 04:30 PM

          Happy Holiday Greetings:

          How blessed are you? Do you know what pecans are going for in the stores these days? Free Pecans! Wow.

          There is a book you can get on amazon.com entitled: NUTTIN' BUT PECANS: A Collection Of Pecan Recipes by Rosie King. Paperback. Lots of pecan recipes. Inexpensive.
          OR
          Go to foodnetwork.com and type in pecans under recipes. They have lots of them.

          You can eat pecans at breakfast, lunch, dinner, desert and for a snack. Enjoy! And Happy New Year. Miss Boo

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            Anna 'Boo' Carroll Dec 24, 2004 04:30 PM

            Happy Holiday Greetings:

            How blessed are you? Do you know what pecans are going for in the stores these days? Free Pecans! Wow.

            There is a book you can get on amazon.com entitled: NUTTIN' BUT PECANS: A Collection Of Pecan Recipes by Rosie King. Paperback. Lots of pecan recipes. Inexpensive.
            OR
            Go to foodnetwork.com and type in pecans under recipes. They have lots of them.

            You can eat pecans at breakfast, lunch, dinner, desert and for a snack. Enjoy! And Happy New Year. Miss Boo

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              Buttercup Dec 24, 2004 02:48 PM

              In case you don't want to tackle them all at once, they freeze well.

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                Chuck Dec 25, 2004 07:05 AM

                And if you don't freeze them, they will go rancid on you in a heartbeat.

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                bk Dec 24, 2004 02:09 PM

                ummm....pie?

                Another idea is some Basil Pecan Pesto (http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/recipe_views/views/12459
                )
                and of course there are always the recipes from the GA Pecan people
                http://www.georgiapecans.org/newrecip...

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                  Chris VR Dec 24, 2004 01:46 PM

                  Spicy Bourbon Pecans- at the link below. I make them to rave reviews among my spice-loving friends. The cinnamon pecans go over well too.

                  Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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                    Dorothy Dec 24, 2004 12:40 PM

                    Would that we all had that problem! 8-)

                    From the home-made gifts thread, below:

                    Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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