Since my Smoked Almond failure turned into a success, by total accident, I decided to make another attempt at smoking some nuts.
This time, I decided not to use any honey in the recipe. I mixed the sugar and spices into whipped egg whites, to coat the nuts, before smoking. This method worked very well.
The Cinnamon, Ginger and AllSpice were very subtle. If you like more spice, you certainly can increase any or all of the spices. You could also substitute Nutmeg for the Allspice.
I had some left over Cashews and Pecan Halves, so I threw them in the mix too.
The end results were awesome!!
So, this is what I ended up doing......
SMOKED MIXED NUTS
3 Egg Whites
2 TBSP Water
2 TBSP Pure Vanilla Extract
1 TBSP Cinnamon
1 TSP Ginger
1 TSP AllSpice
1 TBSP Salt Only If Nuts are Unsalted
1 1/4 Cups Brown Sugar
1 1/4 Cups White Sugar
4 TBSP Melted Butter
40-48 Ounces Mixed Nuts, Almonds or Pecan Halves
Add Water & Vanilla to 3 Egg Whites, and Whip Until Stiff. I used Granny's old mixer.
Stir In Melted Butter, Brown Sugar, White Sugar, Cinnamon, Ginger, AllSpice and Salt, If Needed.
Whip Again, Until Entire Mixture is Stiff.
Add Nuts and mix thoroughly. Make sure all nuts are coated well.
Spread the mixture evenly across Frog Mats or aluminum roasting pans, and into the smoker.
Smoke at less than 120° for (2) hours. Longer for a heavier smoke flavor. For now, all you want is smoke, with very little heat.
Raise smoker temp to 250°, and continue to smoke for 45+/- minutes.
Nuts are done when all the coating is dry.
Stir nuts every 15 minutes, so they do not burn.
Remove from smoker and allow to sit for 30 minutes or so. Immediately off the smoker, the nuts will be kinda soft, and as they cool, they change their texture.
I vac sealed the nuts into 6 oz. bags
Mixed Nuts With No Peanuts, Cashews, Pecan Halves, Spices and Sugar
Whipping Up Egg Whites Spices & Sugar Added, and Then Shipped Up Again
Nuts and Spices Mixed Together
Mixed Nuts Spread Over Frog Mats, and Ready to Smoke at 120° for 2 hours
Almost Done.....Keep Stirring Up, So The Nuts Don't Burn.
Out of The Smoker, and Cooling for About 30 Minutes
And.....The Money Shot!