Sweet and Spicy Cajun Roasted Peanuts

(NC)—Drop-in guests are the best, but it’s nice to have something on hand to serve with a drink. These dressed up peanuts go perfectly with beer or cocktails. More great recipes can be found online at www.peanutbureau.ca.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Roasting time: 20 minutes
Makes 2 cups (500 mL)


1 egg white
1/4 cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
1 tsp (5 mL) Kosher salt
1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme leaves
3/4 tsp (4 mL) each cayenne and garlic powder
2 cups (500 mL) unsalted peanuts


1. Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk egg white until frothy. Then whisk in sugar and seasonings (if you only have garlic salt, add only 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt) until blended. Add peanuts and stir to coat.

2. Spread peanuts out on prepared baking sheet. Roast in preheated oven, stirring a couple of times until nuts are golden brown and mixture is barely sticky, 20 to 25 minutes. Taste, adding a little more salt if needed. Cool completely, breaking up nuts as they cool. Store in an airtight container for a couple of weeks.

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