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Cristina's Famous Nuts
© Fredrika Stjärne

Cristina's Famous Nuts

  • ACTIVE: 10 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 3 HRS 30 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 10 to 12
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN

Cristina Salas-Porras tosses assorted nuts with sage and rosemary and bakes them for a long time at a low temperature; they come out perfectly crisp. No wonder she’s famous for them.

  1. 4 cups mixed raw nuts, such as pecans, walnuts, almonds and cashews
  2. 32 sage leaves, torn into large pieces
  3. One 8-inch rosemary sprig, leaves stripped
  4. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  5. Salt
  6. Freshly ground pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss the mixed nuts with the sage, rosemary and olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread the nuts in an even layer. Bake for 3 hours; the nuts should not be browned. Let the nuts cool on the baking sheet until they are crisp, then transfer them to a bowl and serve.
Make Ahead The nuts can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.