1 cup pecans
1 tablespoon butter
Salt, to taste

Preheat oven to 400o. In a medium sized mixing bowl, mix pecans, butter and salt. Place in a baking pan and cook 10 minutes until pecans are fragrant and lightly browned. Stir frequently to prevent burning. Cool completely; store in an airtight container in the freezer or refrigerator. Use to garnish on vegetables, salads, casseroles or desserts. Variation: add one of the following and cook as above: 2 to 3 drops Tabasco, 2 to 3 teaspoons sugar, or 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce.