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Dec 19, 2013 07:56 AM

Has anyone made Sriracha Spiced Nuts? Egg Whites or Oil?

I want to make some Sriracha flavored mixed nuts in the oven for munching on with the family on Christmas Day. I've come across a several different recipes, all with different methods - but I've never made nuts this way and I'm not sure which to follow. Some call for egg whites others call for oil or butter as the coating. I think I'd prefer the egg white, but wanted to know the difference. Also, any suggestions on what to add other than Sriracha - I've seen a recipe on line that includes Rosemary but I'm not wild about that flavor in this case.

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  1. I've done both, (though not with Sriracha), and I prefer egg whites for the obvious reasons.

    Additional flavors - ginger, citrus zest, granulated garlic, lemongrass, curry powder, turbinado sugar, and of course - more salt.

    I have some raw cashews and I'm planning to do an egg white base with the truffle salt I bought at TJ's.

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. re: DoobieWah

      Good to know. The curry idea is intriguing - maybe I'll make a batch of both! Thanks and Merry Christmas to you too!