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sugared pecans

I like salads but usually very simple.  Some lettuce.  A bit of fruit.  A nut.  Maybe some cheese.  Steak.  Yes, I said that right.  My favorite way to eat steak is to put it on a salad.  I was craving a steak salad with mandarin oranges, blue cheese, and sugared pecans but I never made sugared pecans before.  So I tried it!

Sugared Pecans

1/4 cup pecans

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons water

In a small sauce pan, put the pecans, sugar, and water (I use my Scanpan for this).  Stir to dissolve the sugar and bring to a simmer. Simmer 5-7 minutes, stirring all the while.

You want them to be golden and coated. It is very easy to forget about them and have them burn.  That is why I suggest to stir them all the while.

Pour out on to parchment paper to cool (if you can wait that long).

This are pretty fabulous to eat by themselves.

Put them on a salad.

And if you are me, add meats!  Preferably, from the farmer's market or your own animal.  We are picky omnivores around here!

Very yummy!  

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