How To Make A Sweet-And-Salty Fried Nut Snack

Soak 'em, coat 'em and fry 'em

Cashews are soaked in lime juice and agave, tossed in sugar, fried and hit with flaky sea salt for the ultimate sweet, salty and crunchy snack. Make a marinade of 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice and 2 tablespoons of agave. Add 1 cup of cashews and soak for 30 minutes. Strain and toss with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Heat a large cast-iron or high-sided skillet over medium-high heat with enough olive oil to reach a depth of ½ inch. Working in 2 batches so the pan does not crowd, fry the cashews to a deep amber color before transferring them to a paper towel-lined plate or sheet tray until dry; season with salt while still hot. Cool for a couple minutes and enjoy while slightly warm. Go nuts and season your salt with a pinch of ground cumin or spice it up with crushed red chile flakes.

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