Hồ Đào, Hạnh Nhân Rang với Thịt Lợn Muối Xông Khói (Roasted Spicy Sweet and Salty Bacon Nuts)


RECIPE: Spicy Sweet and Salty Bacon, Walnuts and Almonds

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Ingredients

1 bag (16 oz) Applewood Smoked Bacon

3 large Egg White

2 teaspoons Kosher Salt

1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

1 1/2 cup Sugar

3-4 cups Raw Almonds

3-4 cups Walnuts, coarsely chopped

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Directions

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

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Cooking Bacon


Place bacon slices on a tray, bake it in the oven for about 20 minutes. Make sure to turn frequently, allowing slices to brown evenly on both sides. 
Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Save the bacon fat for later use. When the bacon is cool down, break them into small pieces. Set it aside.

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Preparing Nuts


In a medium bowl, separate egg whites from egg yolks. 
Beat the egg whites and salt until just foamy. Gradually add the sugar and beat until just blended. 
Add cayenne pepper, almonds, and walnuts. 
Toss until the nuts are coated.

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Baking Nuts


Pour a generous amount of the bacon fat on baking sheets and use a brush to spread it evenly. 
Spread the nut mixture in a single layer on the baking sheets. Bake at 300 degrees until the nuts are crisp and brown, about 30 minutes, turning and stirring the nut mixture with a spatula every 10 minutes to allow the nuts brown evenly on both sides. 
Remove from oven and let it completely cool down. 
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Mixing Nuts and Bacon


Transfer the nut mixture to a bowl. Add the bacon pieces and toss to blend. Store it in a jar with a tight fitting lid.
Enjoy these addicting nuts with a cup of your favorite tea or beer.
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