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Five-Spice Glazed Nuts

anyone have a variation for this without deep frying? It sound SO good but the frying part turns me off...

May 21, 2010
tditty in Recipes

Help with Union Square Cafe's Bar Nuts!!

I'm thinkin' a bit of water too, maight help. But beware: I've tried heating up the spices & oil w/ the sugar (thinking this would enhance the fresh choppped rosemary that I use) but alas! I succeeded in only in hardening the sugar so that it REALLY didn't stick to the nuts that time!

Mar 25, 2010
tditty in Home Cooking

Help with Union Square Cafe's Bar Nuts!!

I too tried upping the butter / oil which I mix w/ the spices before adding to hot nuts. No matter how much tossing, can't seem to get hardly ANY suar / spice mixture to adhere to some of the nuts. So was wondering if spaying w/ a bit of water might help...? But not sure how that will affect the oil... AAGGHH!!
(BTW, I'm not shooting for ALL the nuts to be sugared -- only to get some of the mixture to stick...)

Mar 24, 2010
tditty in Home Cooking

What's your best holiday nut recipe?

My problem exactly! Have you come up w/ a solution? Hardly any sugar /spice sticks to nuts; it's all in clumps on bottome no matter HOW much I toss! Wondered about spraying them w/ a bit of water before tossing for better adherence...? BTW, I'm not trying to get EVERY nut coated in sugar; just some so that the ingrediants arent so seperate. Ideas?

Mar 24, 2010
tditty in Home Cooking

Help with Union Square Cafe's Bar Nuts!!

Does anyone have some hints / ideas how to get the fabulous savory sugar / spice mixture to stick to the NUTS better??!? I've made them several times with the results being the nuts are on top, & the sugar spices fall to the bottom. Thus when peeps grab some, they're likely to miss all the yummy flavor. (BTW, I tried upping the sugar, thinking more would help 'spread the love' around but it just clumps up & makes hard rosemary-flavored sugar balls to eat with the nuts! Not exactly what I was looking for...

Mar 23, 2010
tditty in Home Cooking

Seeking Phoenix resturant in house (maybe?)...

Thanks! You're right - it was Tucks!! Checked out their website that you included & found the article I'd seen (PHX New Times) so I'll check it out this weekend & report back...

Sep 16, 2009
tditty in Phoenix

Seeking Phoenix resturant in house (maybe?)...

So. Cal. transplant-newbie here in AZ, lived & worked in Scottsdale for past 2 yrs. Read a news review maybe a yr. ago featuring a cool new, upscale neighborhood resturant somewhere in PHX - opened in a re-vitalized part of hood. I THINK it was opened in an old house (or other bldg?) but not sure... Remember article talking 'bout homey food - menu w/ eclectic twist & story of the rest. owners supporting revitalization. Anyone know who / where this is?

Sep 16, 2009
tditty in Phoenix