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Savory Almonds

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes 4 cups
Savory Almonds
1

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Heat the oven to 300 degrees.

2

Whisk the egg whites in a large mixing bowl until frothy, then whisk in the mustard, hot pepper sauce and cayenne. Add the almonds and toss to coat evenly. Spread the cheese and salt on a piece of wax paper. Transfer the almonds with a slotted spoon onto the cheese and toss until the almonds are coated evenly and there is no cheese left on the paper.

3

Bake the nuts until browned, tossing several times, 25 minutes. Turn off the oven and leave the nuts in for 30 minutes longer.

From Cynthia Smith, Venice.

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