A Louisiana tradition, these spicy pecans are eagerly anticpated by friends visiting your home during the holidays. The slow roasting in a low oven gives them extra crispness. They make a real nice gift, too.
~- ~- Preheat oven to 250°F. In a small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic, Tabasco sauce and salt; cook for one minute. Toss the pecans with the butter mixture and spread the nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Stirring occasionally, bake for 1 hour, or until the pecans are crisp.