Foodie Explorations: Spicy Almonds #3

Here is another version of the Spicy Almonds. I added garlic salt and just a touch of sweetness, but I forgot the lime juice. Next batch will be basically this with a squeeze of lime juice.

Spicy Almonds #3

1 cup raw whole almonds
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine nuts, olive oil, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and sugar and stir to mix well. Spread in a single layer in a baking dish. Bake for about 30-35 minutes. Watch your time and temperature carefully as nuts can go from perfection to burned in an instant.

Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack. Sprinkle with garlic salt and allow to cool a bit before eating.

Serve warm or cool completely before packing in an airtight container.

The touch of sweetness balances out the spiciness of the cayenne.

 I’ve got to get this down soon, because this will be on the appetizer table for Thanksgiving!

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