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Dec 21, 2006 08:50 PM

4 cups leftover fresh pecans

what should I do with them?

they have been in the fridge for a month. Are they still good?

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  1. Taste a couple. If they are rancid, you will be able to tell by the taste. If they are ok, make a pecan pie and maybe some pecan butter cookies.

    You can also toast them and use them in savoury dishes, say with roasted brussel sprouts...

    1. Yes. But they will last better if you pack them tightly and freeze.

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      1. re: jen kalb

        I get big bunches of pecans from my folks down in Kansas and keep them in the freezer.

        They make a reasonably decent substitute for pine nuts in pesto.

      2. Oh, they're fine. Seal 'em and stick 'em in the freezer, though. They'll last longer, like everyone said.

        1. Taste and if they are bitter or off, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Blanch the pecans for about a minute. The rancidity comes from oils coming to the surface and the blanching will remove them. The rinse well, get rid of all of the scum, then toast at 350 F for about 15-20 mins.

          1. Yup. They're fine. Nuts will last for months at room temp., let alone in the fridge.

            I made pralines for the first time the other day. Dead simple and delicious!