Saturday, February 16, 2008

Soy Nuts

Ingredients (serves 8)
1 tbs caster sugar
1 tbs soy sauce
2 star anise
1 cinnamon quill
1 tsp Szechuan peppercorns, crushed
4 cups mixed raw nuts
2 tbs peanut oil
1/4 tsp sesame oil

Place sugar, soy, star anise, cinnamon, pepper and 1 tsp salt in a pan with 2 cups water. Bring to the boil, add nuts and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Drain, then pat dry well on paper towel. Heat oils in a large pan over mediumhigh heat. When hot, add nuts and fry for 2-3 minutes until crisp. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve the nuts with beer.

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