Garlic-Fried Mixed Nuts

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:

  1. They’re full of protein.
  2. They’re loaded with good fiber.
  3. They’re delicious when HOT! (Reminds me of watching baseball games at the ballpark.)
  4. They’re great the next day or the next. Just keep them in an airtight container, bring them anywhere and eat them anytime!
  5. You’ve just used up all the nuts you have sitting in your cupboards.

RECIPE

  • 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
  1. Pour oil in a large skillet or frying pan, over medium heat.
  2. Lightly toast garlic in the oil.
  3. Toss in nuts and lightly brown them.
  4. Remove from heat, then add salt and pepper.
  5. Serve them hot or wait for them to cool and put in an airtight container to enjoy later.
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