1 pound pecan halves
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
1 pinch salt
Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
Toast pecans for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly toasted. Set aside to cool.
Fold sugar, salt and pecans into egg whites.
Increase oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Melt butter or margarine on a sheet pan.
Spread the nut mixture over pan and bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Courtesy of Franklin Dye