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Old 12-13-2009, 08:53 AM   #21
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*.*Mexicali Spiced Almonds*.*

Mexicali-Spiced Almonds

The trick to making this recipe work is to buy the slivered almonds that look like little sticks, not the thin-sliced ones. You can make these nuts up to two weeks in advance and store them in an airtight container in a cool spot. And while it might be tempting to eat a bunch, remember that a serving size is just 2 tablespoons, so eat them individually, not by the mouthful. They're pretty spicy, so you'll be glad you did!


tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. sugar
1 egg white
2 tbsp. water
2 bags (2 oz. each) slivered almonds (about 1 cup)


Preheat the oven to 350F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, combine the chili powder and sugar. In another bowl, beat the egg white and water with a fork. Add the almonds to the whites; toss to coat. Drain through a colander to remove excess liquid. Scatter the almonds on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with the spice mixture and toss to coat. Spread nuts in a single layer.

Bake for eight minutes. Stir the almonds and spread them out. Bake for about seven to eight minutes, stirring occasionally, until the almonds are golden brown. Remove to a cooling rack. Store in a tin in a cool spot for up to two weeks.

Makes about 1 cup

Per two tablespoons:
110 calories
4 g carbohydrates
4 g protein
9 g total fat
0 mg cholesterol
2 g dietary fiber
10 mg sodium

(courtesy of Denise Austin's Morning Stretch)
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