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Serve these nuts for game night…or a fancier feasting affair like this one
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Go NUTS with This Perfect Party Snack!

Joshua Even, co-owner of Italian eatery Fossetta in NYC, shares a umami-ful recipe

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February 5, 2024 10:46 am

This recipe — super simple, yet going haywire on flavor; it’s also an easily snackable finger food — is perfect for when you need to reach for something that’ll give you a boost of energy. These Moroccan-inspired peanuts come courtesy of Joshua Even, co-owner of Italian eatery Fossetta in NYC. -NPH

These peanuts are salty, umami-ful and can be eaten by the handful. Prep a big batch and they will keep for a couple of weeks. Having said that, the way we make them at the restaurant is probably a bit unnecessarily time-consuming and complicated for someone putting together easy snacks for a game night at home. So I’m going to offer a variation on the recipe that is about as easy as easy gets, and also allows some add-ons and substitutions so you can provide something different whenever you entertain, without needing to learn a whole new recipe. The trick to these spiced nuts is to purchase quality ingredients, and then just give them a good toss together.

A bowl of nuts coated in herbs and spices
Charlene Santiago & Joshua Even/Fossetta

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Roasted Peanuts with Ras el Hanout

Servings: 2-4

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  • 4 cups roasted and salted peanuts, skin-on if you can find them, but skin-off works just as well
  • 2 Tbsp. ras el hanout
  • ½ cup fried garlic chips
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 2 cups fried marcona almonds
  • 2 cups quicos salted corn nuts
  • 1 cup plump golden or black raisins
  • 2 Tbsp. vadouvan spice

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    1. Simply place the ingredients into a bowl and give a good toss until the peanuts and garlic are evenly dusted in the ras el hanout.

    2. Season with kosher salt to taste, and serve.

    1. For something a bit more decadent, but equally satiating and easy to make, try this variation. Just get everything into a bowl and give it a good mix. Add kosher salt to taste. Almonds and corn nuts offer different textures along with salty and savory notes. Meanwhile, raisins provide a bit of a gummy-like chew and some sweetness.

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