Checked in my pantry today and found that I have bags of various nuts (raw and roasted). Not quite enough for a recipe. So, while reminiscing about a childhood snack of garlic peanuts, I decided to pan-fry these random mixed nuts and make Garlic-Fried Mixed Nuts. (I know. How did I even come up with this fabulous name? 🙂 )
If you really like garlic, then I would suggest adding thinly sliced garlic slivers. That’s how they make it in the Philippines and it’s like eating garlic potato chips! So good! Yum-yum!
What I like about this guilt-free low-carb snack is that:
- They’re full of protein.
- They’re loaded with good fiber.
- They’re delicious when HOT! (Reminds me of watching baseball games at the ballpark.)
- They’re great the next day or the next. Just keep them in an airtight container, bring them anywhere and eat them anytime!
- You’ve just used up all the nuts you have sitting in your cupboards.
- 2 cups of any kind of nuts you have (raw or roasted – peanuts, almonds, cashews, pecan, walnuts, macadamia, etc…)
- 1 teaspoon of fresh garlic, minced or crushed or thinly sliced (more if you like it really garlicky)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1-2 tablespoon olive oil
- Pour oil in a large skillet or frying pan, over medium heat.
- Lightly toast garlic in the oil.
- Toss in nuts and lightly brown them.
- Remove from heat, then add salt and pepper.
- Serve them hot or wait for them to cool and put in an airtight container to enjoy later.