These Oven-Roasted Salted Pecans are a delicious snack. They’re lower in carbs than those old, stale cookies you have sitting in the pantry right now, plus they are full of nutty-goodness. Pecans naturally have 19 vitamin and minerals, plus antioxidants, and a one ounce serving of pecans provides 10% of the recommended daily fiber.
Pecans are a southern staple. The pecan tree is the state tree of Texas and the pecan capital of the world is in Albany, Georgia. And pretty much every southerner has had at least one slice of pecan pie.
The following recipe makes one large batch, which is perfect for sharing and keeping some for yourself. The savory, buttery pecans make great gifts – simply put them in a beautiful jar. They would also be a great alternative to salted peanuts for your next game night. When making them, be sure to stir them periodically and remove them from the oven when they start to darken.
Oven-Roasted Salted Pecans
- 2 pounds about 5 cups pecans
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
- Spread pecans on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with butter and salt; toss well.
- Bake about 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until lightly toasted.
Recipe excerpted from Mississippi Hometown Cookbook, copyright 2011, and reprinted with permission.
Mississippi Hometown Cookbook
This recipe for Oven-Roasted Pecans is one of the many tempting recipes in Mississippi Hometown Cookbook by Sheila Simmons and Kent Whitaker. The cookbook is a collection of mouthwatering recipes from around the Magnolia state. From breakfast to dessert, there are recipes to please even the pickiest of palates.
The book is divided into 10 chapters:
- Bread & Breakfast
- Soups & Salads
- Vegetables & Side Dishes
- Beef & Pork
- Fish & Seafood
- Cookies & Candies
- Cakes & Cobblers
- Pies & Other Desserts
Sprinkled throughout the book are personal stories about several of the recipes as well as information about some of the food events and festivals that take place across Mississippi.
A “taste” of some of the recipes in Mississippi Hometown Cookbook
- Watermelon Salsa
- Mississippi Blue Crab Dip
- Mississippi Gulf Oyster Fritters
- Granny’s Sweet Cornmeal Muffins
- Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce
- Bacon Tomato Gravy
- Demaris’ Crawfish Bisque Soup
- Fried Green Tomatoes
- Southern-Style Greens
- Zesty Butter Beans
- Beef Stroganoff
- Grenada Mustard BBQ Sauce
- Dixie Fried Chicken
- Easy Chicken Spaghetti
- Catfish Parmesan
- Meema’s Shrimp Thermidor
- Crawfish Étouffée
- Stephanie’s Mississippi Mud Cookies
- Old-Fashioned Sour Cream Pound Cake
- Mississippi Mud Pie
- Stephanie’s Fried Apple Pies
That’s just a sampling of the recipes that are in Mississippi Hometown Cookbook. Look for it at your local bookstore or at Amazon.com.