Our #SundaySupper team is having a party and you are all invited!!! We will be sharing recipes from the one and only Emeril Lagasse. Come and join us starting at 7EST on twitter. Follow #SundaySupper and you may win one of the Emeril cookbooks we are giving away (see below for how to qualify to win).Emeril is affectionately known as “Bam” in my home. When the boys were younger, they would watch his show and run around the house yelling his famous catch phrase.
We have all been faced with the “What to Bring?” dilemma after receiving an invitation to a Potluck. Some people have a go to potluck dish. My Aunt Janet can always be counted on to bring the strawberry pretzel Jell-O and my Aunt Judy makes the best caramel apple salad. Bringing a delicious dish to a potluck can make you the star of the party. Bringing a not so delicious dish can do the opposite. And that’s the last thing any of us wants! Emeril has the perfect solution, a potluck cookbook!
I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Emeril’s Potluck Cookbook. After thumbing through the pages, there was one thing I knew for sure. Bringing any of these to a party would surly put me in the star category. I decided to make Emeril’s Spiced Nuts. I loved the idea of roasting mixed nuts. This is a quick recipe is perfect to put out when guests stop by. Much nicer than a bowl of chips!
Spiced NutsRecipe Courtesy Emeril Lagasse, Emeril’s Potluck William Morrow Publishers, New York 2004.
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon cinnamon
4 cups unsalted mixed nuts, such as walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts and almonds
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1. Mix spices and reserve.
2. Heat the nuts in a dry skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until they begin to toast, about 4 minutes. Add butter and cook, stirring until the nuts begin to darken, about 1 minute. Add the spices, the sugar, 1 tablespoon of water, and the salt and cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens and the nuts are glazed, about 5 minutes.
3. Remove the nuts from heat and transfer to a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, separating them with a fork. Let the nuts stand until cooled and the sugar has hardened, about 10 minutes. Store in an airtight container.
Variations: Just because I love it so much, I added ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg. However, adding dried fruit would be delicious, too.
Come and see what the rest of the #SundaySupper crew made for the party.
This week’s Sunday Supper Recipes:
Sunday Supper NYE Potluck Drinks:
- Champagne Punch by girlichef
- Champagne Punch by Daily Dish Recipes
- Champagne Punch by Midlife Roadtrip
- Champagne Punch by Family Foodie
- Chi Chi Cocktails by The Messy Baker Blog
- Spiced Nuts by The Cookie A Day Challenge
- Spiced Nuts by Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Spiced Nuts by Home Cooking Memories
- Spiced Nuts by Mama.Mommy.Mom
- Prosciutto Breadsticks & Spiced Nuts by Galactosemia in PDX
- Sopressata and Genoa Salami Calzones by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Paul’s Make the Whole Crew Happy Sausage Meatballs with Red Gravy by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Paul’s Make the Whole Crew Happy Sausage Meatballs with Red Gravy by The Meltaways
- Paul’s Make the Whole Crew Happy Sausage Meatballs with Red Gravy by Craving’s of a Lunatic
- Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich by Supper for a Steal
- Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich by Diabetic Foodie
- Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich by From Fast Food to Fresh Food
- Three Cheese Veggie Sandwich by In the Kitchen with Audrey and Maurene
- Columbia Street Grinder by The Foodie Army Wife
- Columbia Street Grinder by The Weekend Gourmet
- Columbia Street Grinder by She likes ruffles, he likes truffles
- Columbia Street Grinder by Momma’s Meals
- Emeril’s Columbia Street Grinder Kicked Up a Notch New Orleans Style by The Catholic Foodie
- Eggplant Muffuletta by Mom’s Test Kitchen
- A Vegetarian Take on Emeril’s Kicked Up Sandwiches Tonkatsu Sandwich by Ninja Baking
- New Orleans Style Garlic BBQ Shrimp by Comfy Cuisine
- New Orleans-Style Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce by Magnolia Days
- New Orleans-Style Bread Pudding with 2 Sauces by Juanita’s Cocina
- Angel Cake Sandwiches by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping and Brown Sugar Glaze by Damn Delicious
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2. You must participate in tonight's #SundaySupper chat on twitter starting at 7pm ET.
This will be one #SundaySupper chat not to miss. Let’s send 2012 out with a “Bam!”