We buy our nuts raw from Costco. They come in 2 pound bags. I like to keep a variety but, apparently, walnuts are not a family favorite. I noticed the other day our walnuts were beginning to be less than fresh. They haven’t become rancid but in a short time they will be.
I needed a solution to encourage my family to eat them up. I realized I could roast them.
My mom suggested that I run them under water to remove any oils on the surface of the nuts. The idea is that removing the oils would reduce that stale taste. I must say it does help.
Roasting is easy. My recipe is based on chex mix. My 2 pound bag probably had about 1/2 a pound missing but I didn’t take the time to get an exact weight.
I would definitely do this again. The only change I would make would be to reduce the amount of oil I used. The nuts are a bit oily and there was a fair amount of oil left behind in the pan.
I might, also, increase the salt. The nuts don’t taste salty and I’m craving salty foods badly right now.
We found the walnuts went really nice with bananas as a snack.
1 1/2 – 2 pounds raw nuts
1/3 – 1/2 cup olive oil (I used 1/2 cup)
2 1/2 TB worcheshire sauce
1 1/2 teas seasoning salt
3/4 teas garlic powder
1/2 teas onion powder
Mix the seasonings into the oil (I use a 1 cup measuring pitcher). Pour over nuts in a large bowl. Mix well. Pour into a 9 x 13 casserole/cake pan. Bake at 325 for 30 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 300 and bake for an additional 15 – 30 minutes.
Let cool before eating.