Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Right Way to Toast Nuts

Shelley is an excellent cook. She doesn't usually make fancy stuff, but she knows how to combine flavour and texture, can cook a sweet potato until it's done just perfectly, and is killer on presentation. And her stuff is all usually done at the same time. If you are ever so lucky as to receive an invite to one of her dinner parties, I suggest you say yes and eat light that day.

So colour me surprised when she told me that she always burns nuts too. Or rather, burned. Because she learned this trick, and that has saved her from throwing many expensive pecans in the garbage.

Heat oven to 325 degrees.
Put nuts in oven.
Turn oven off.
Forget about nuts.

Although you do have to remember them before you turn the oven back on.


Jo Stockton said...

What an excellent life hack. Go Shelley!

Pearl said...

that's handy. I always burn my nuts. Better than someone else's a I suppose but that's another story...