4 cups leftover fresh pecans
what should I do with them?
they have been in the fridge for a month. Are they still good?
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...
Oh, they're fine. Seal 'em and stick 'em in the freezer, though. They'll last longer, like everyone said.
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.
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!