In fact, the linguistics department at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee identified eight different ways Americans say “pecan”, and plotted them all out on this fun map.
Take a listen to these various pronunciations and learn a little more about the beloved pecan in my latest video.
So, just how do you say it?
More fun than saying “pecans” is eating them. Here’s a tried and true pecan recipe that makes a great snack or gift.
Spicy Glazed Pecans
adapted from Spiced Pecans by Alton Brown
1 lb. whole pecans
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. cinnamon
1⁄4 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
1⁄4 c. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. water
Place pecans in a large saute pan and toast over medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Stir frequently until just browned.
Add butter and coconut oil and stir to coat pecans.
Add spices and stir to combine.
Add sugar and water; stir and cook until mixture forms a glaze.
Pour the pecans evenly onto a sheet pan to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
Find more great recipes at ilovepecans.org.