This is my grandmother’s recipe. She has 10 acres of Pecan Trees, but when I was growing up they had over 50 acres…. consequently, I have quite a few pecan recipes. HA! However, the roasted pecans recipe has been passed down for generations. My great-grandmother could make them over the fire and my mother makes hers in the microwave! The ingredients have remained constant, the love has remained constant, the rich flavor of the pecans has remained constant! The only change is the cooking tool. 🙂
This recipe is one of the top 17 recipes on 3 Boys and a Dog!
If you keep these Southern Roasted Pecans in a sealed glass jar, they will last for a very long time – I make them for birthday parties and Holidays as they are a great snack to keep the hungry quiet while the adults visit. If you swing by my Grandmaw’s, she will have some on hand and a nice glass of sweet tea for you. Southern Roasted Pecans are a tradition down here that is not going to die with me!
My boys know how and I am working on teaching them some other “grandmaw’s favorite” recipes already!
- 5 cups shelled Pecans
- ½ stick margarine
- Salt to taste (this means quite a bit of salt!)
- Preheat oven to 250.
- Fill cast iron skillet half full of pecans.
- Salt to taste.
- Add butter (or margarine) to top, in pats
- Bake for 30 mins, stirring every 10 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g