Roasted pecans are so delicious and incredibly easy to make. They are great to toss in a salad, grab for a quick snack and I use them as the topping in my healthy cinnamon pecan sweet potato casserole. Here is my simple and quick way to roast pecans in a cast iron skillet.
Once you learn just how delicious roasted pecans are, you can then begin to experiment with various seasonings and flavors. The way I am showing you today is very basic since this is just a start for bringing out their flavor, and I enjoy them plain. A lot of recipes will call for adding butter, salt and baking them in the oven. I personally love to roast in a cast iron skillet because it is quicker and I can keep a constant eye on the pecans without having them burn.
How to Make Perfectly Roasted Pecans in a Cast-Iron Skillet
Cast Iron Skillet
Pecans (you can also use other nuts)
1. You can either leave your pecans whole or choose to lightly chop them so that they are in smaller pieces.
2. Place your cast-iron skillet on the stove and turn the burner to medium heat.
3. Add the pecans and immediately begin stirring the pecans around. You will want to continue stirring until they are finished which takes around 3-5 minutes.
4. As soon as the pecans begin to look dark and you can smell them toasting, remove the cast-iron skillet from the heat and transfer the pecans to a bowl or a jar. The pecans can go from toasted to burnt very quickly, so by removing them from the pan you are stopping the roasting process.
And, now you know just how easy it is make roasted pecans in a cast-iron skillet. Try it and you will find that the flavor is delicious. Also, try this tasty Cinnamon Pecan Sweet Potato dish topped with roasted pecans.