aka.. the perfect beer snack.
I have made these nuts on more than one occasion. They are the perfect snack, salty & sweet and they are filling.
So, I am about to explain something, a little crazy. If you follow me on instagram, you see I describe myself as a craft beer lover. If you saw this post, you remember that we are part of a brewery. And now, this post, is going to explain exactly how much we love craft beer.
These nuts are perfect for standing in line waiting on a release for beer, usually in the morning, so the bacon tastes kind of like breakfast and usually paired with a boozy chocolate stout. You are usually in line for a minimum of 4 hours, so you need something substantial. We like to go to beer releases, they are so much fun. You try great beer and hang out with great people.
Ethan and I, along with our 2 dogs, are about to embark on the ultimate craft beer excursion. I am calling it: The Barbee Beer Roadtrip. 46 days, ~75 breweries, 29 states.
Traveling is something we love, we enjoy doing it together, which is why I added the Travel section to my blog. While we are gone, I am going to post a recipe on Monday and Wednesday. Friday will be the day that I catch you up on our road-trip, what we have done, where we are, what amazing beer we have come across, and the mishaps. Follow along on snapchat: jcbarbee to get all of the inside scoop!
I hope you guys enjoy this journey with us, make some of these nuts and read along!
- 8 oz. of Bacon, ~8-9 slices, raw, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 Large Egg White
- ¼ teaspoon of Kosher Salt
- ⅓ cup of Sugar
- 1 cup of Almonds, raw
- 1 cup of Walnuts, raw
- ¼ teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Cook the bacon pieces in a large skillet over medium-high heat until brown and crispy. Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate. Pour ¼ cup of bacon grease onto prepared baking sheet.
- In a medium bowl, beat the egg white and salt until foamy, gradually add the sugar and beat until just blended. Add the almonds, walnuts, and cayenne and toss until all the nuts are coated. You can add more cayenne if you prefer more heat, I think ¼ teaspoon is almost no heat. I amp it up to ½ teaspoon.
- Spread the nut mixture on a baking sheet, stir every 5 minutes, until the nuts are golden brown and done. Mine usually take between 15-18 minutes.
- Remove and let cool completely. When cooled add the bacon and toss.
- Keep stored in a tight container.
Happy Cooking, The Barbee Housewife