2 egg whites
1 cup white sugar
1 pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound pecan or walnut halves
1/2 cup butter

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Beat egg whites until soft
peaks begin to form. Add sugar, salt and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks
form and turn glossy. Fold in nuts and coat well with the egg white mixture.
Melt butter in a 9x13 inch baking pan by placing pan in the oven. Evenly
spread coated nuts over melted butter in pan. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring
and turning nuts about every 8 minutes, or until butter no longer remains in
pan. Place hot nuts on foil and allow to cool. May be stored in an airtight
container for several weeks.