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  • Fire4Friends
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    • Feb 2017
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    Smoked nuts

    I want to share my experience with smoked nuts. Smoked nuts are a great snack and they are worth being discussed here from my point of view.

    Ingredients:

    - nuts of your choice (cashews, almonds and peanuts are my favorite)
    - approx. 1 egg white per pound of nuts
    - salt, pepper, chili and/or BBQ-rub
    - hickory wood chunks (beech wood also works well)

    Directions:

    Heat up your smoker to 250F. Place the nuts on a wire mesh inside the smoker and smoke them with hickory or beech wood for 30 minutes. Stire the nuts gently from time to time. Don't be shy ...the nuts can stand much smoke! ;-)

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    After 30 minutes remove the nuts from the smoker and let them cool down until they are lukewarm. Put them in a bowl of reasonible size and mix them with the egg white(s). Season the nuts with the stuff of your choice. Salt and pepper always works fine. I also made good experience with chili and cayenne pepper. If you like it special try Meathead's Memphis Dust... I like it.

    Place the nuts back on the wire mesh in the smoker an let them dry for 10-15 minutes at reduced heat (approx. 225F).

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    Don't forget a proper presentation:

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    Tip:

    Let the nuts cool down completely before serving, because the nuts are not crunchy when warm.
    When you plan to serve them to a later point in time: seal them in a plastic bag.


    Comments, questions and ideas are welcome...


    Regards
    Denis
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    #2
    Looks great thanks for sharing. We've tried something similar, but used butter instead of egg white. Using butter worked ok-ish, but I'm sure egg white will work better.

    One tip that we used and worked well was grinding the spices in a coffee grinder to make a spice dust. This helped the seasoning to stick better and more evenly coat the nuts.

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    • Thunder77
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      • Jul 2014
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      • Weber 26.75" Kettle with SnS. Broil King Baron 5 burner. Akorn Kamado, and Akorn Jr kamado. Primo Oval Junior. Love grilling steaks, ribs, and chicken. Need to master smoked salmon Favorite cool weather beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest Favorite warm weather beer: Yuengling Traditional Lager All-time favorite drink: Single Malt Scotch

      #3
      Very nice write-up and presentation! I am going to try this.

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      • Skip
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        • Jul 2014
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        #4
        Thanks for your recipe Fire4Friends . I will have to give it a try. Those nuts look great!

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        • tbob4
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          #5
          Thanks for the recipe!

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          • LA Pork Butt
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            • Dec 2014
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            #6
            I smoke Almonds regularly. The only problem is they are addicting.

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          • TheCountofQ
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            • Apr 2015
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            • Tulsa, Oklahoma

            #7
            Fire4Friends Do you whip the egg whites into a foam before adding the nuts? This is how I have researched it to be done. Maybe an unnecessary step?
            Last edited by TheCountofQ; February 19th, 2017, 02:36 PM.

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            • Fire4Friends
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              Hi @TheCountofQ

              you don't need to whip until you have foam. It's sufficient to stirr a little bit, that's it.
          • Willy
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            • Apr 2015
            • 1772
            • High Desert of the Great Southwest

            #8
            My wife does spiced nuts with egg whites (courtesy of Martha!). MUCH better and much less sticky/clumpy/greasy than other adherents. I'm gonna have to try smoking nuts--maybe tomorrow with meatloaf. Speaking of Martha, my wife has an apron that says: "Free Martha!".

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            • Catmandu
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              • Mar 2016
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              #9
              I cold smoke nuts for 2-3 hours, then melt a little butter, brown sugar, and honey and glaze the nuts in a bowl. Add whatever rub I want, then put in the oven for about 45 minutes @ 250 degrees. They turn out great.

              But now I'm going to have to try this version as well. Thanks for the write-up!

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              • Fire4Friends
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                Hi @Catmandu

                I guess the temp is low if you smoke for 2-3 hours, right? I Need to try the Version with butter and honey!
            • LA Pork Butt
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              #10
              I sometimes use this recipe.

              “Smokin’ Almonds MAKES ABOUT 8 SERVINGS”

              Prepare the EGG to cook indirect at 275°F with hickory wood added for smoke flavor.In a medium bowl, combine the honey, soy sauce, water, chili powder, salt, mustard, black pepper, and cayenne pepper and mix well. Add the almonds and mix to coat evenly. Let rest for 15 minutes, stirring once at the halfway point.
              Spray a perforated grid with vegetable cooking spray. Spread the almonds in a single layer on the prepared grid. Place the grid in the EGG and cook for 15 minutes. Using a spatula, mix the almonds around on the grid and then settle them back into a single layer. Cook the almonds for another 15 minutes, or until they are deep brown.
              Remove the grid from the EGG and immediately transfer the almonds to a sheet pan. Let cool for 15 minutes. Eat immediately or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a few days.”

              2 tablespoons honey
              1 tablespoon soy sauce
              1 tablespoon water
              2 teaspoons chili powder
              1 teaspoon of nonidolized salt
              1/4 teaspoon of mustard powder
              1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
              1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
              2 Cups of almonds

              Excerpt From: Lampe, Ray. “Ray Lampe's Big Green Egg Cookbook.” Andrews McMeel Publishing. iBooks.
              This material may be protected by copyright.

              Check out this book on the iBooks Store: https://itun.es/us/CtHndb.l

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                Thanks for sharing this!
            • Elton's BBQ
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              #11
              Thanks for sharing this Fire4Friends !

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