Hello everyone it’s ya girl, women, The Nola Chic, I decided to switch it up a bit and make a video that started out as a Facebook Live stream about about pecan candy, breaking down the lyrics to I.N.D.E.P.E.N.D.E.N.T by Weebie, and announcing my friend Polo NOLA’s exciting news, which lead to the title “NOLA Kitchen Talk and Pecan Candy.”
I received lots of great feedback, and I thought it would be cool to post on my blog. So, if you will please tell me what ya think. I didn’t plan to do it, but it seems like I’m on to something. As you will see I made pecan candy, better know to those outside of New Orleans as pralines. I’m using my family recipe which includes a secret ingredient that will forever remain a family secret, but I will give you a tip. Before you get any ideas, let me tell you right now, I don’t wanna hear ya’ll kick back bout “that’s not how ya make pecan candy or why you didn’t that or didn’t do this.” Don’t wanna hear it lol. We all have our very own versions of everything from how to boil water to the most exquisite cuisine, let the individual be, and you never know you may try their recipe and like it. But we talking pecan candy, pralines and as we know The New Orleans Queen of Pralines is Tee-Eva, may she rest in peace and may her spirit come upon me while I make my very own recipe.
Here’s The Nola Chic’s “Momo Pecan Candy” Recipe:
- 1 1/2 Cups evaporated milk
- 3 Cups sugar
- 2 Cups pecans, whole or pieces
- 1 Stick butter or margarine cut into chunks
- One 1/2t. Perfect Madagascar Vanilla extract
- Buttered marble slap, waxed or parchment paper
- Wooden spoon
- Heavy Dutch pot, I like to use my Daddy’s Magalite Pot
Neauxla Chic Tip: Try different milk and sugars 🙃😜😏⚜
In a heavy saucepan, pour milk, sugar, and butter
Cook on medium heat, often stirring (do not scorch) until boiling. Stirring is essential, babysit your pot, the mixture will burn if you do not mix.
Boil on medium, stirring, until temperature on candy thermometer reaches 235, which is “soft-ball stage.”
To test for soft-ball stage (I go for a med-ball), get a glass measuring cup with ice water in it. Drop a bit of candy into the bowl, and reach into the cup with your finger and push the candy around into a ball. If it shapes and stays, then it’s ready. If not, cook a little more keeping a close eye on the temperature. DO NOT PASS 235, or they will not be the right texture and consistency
Remove the mixture from the heat, using a hot pad on the counter AND pan, quickly add butter, vanilla, and pecans.
Beat with a spoon until butter is melted and mixture thickens to a dark creamy caramel consistency.
- On a buttered marble slab or cookie sheet with parchment paper (I would butter the parchment paper, but that’s me) use a butter spoon, scoop or 1/4c measuring cup to scoop on the paper or buttered surface. Some people prefer to pour the mixture into a parchment lined cake pan and cut into squares when cooled.
Let the candy cool completely before storing in an airtight container in a cool place
https://atomic-temporary-133546626.wpcomstaging.com/vid_20540920_153259_134-mp4/https://atomic-temporary-133546626.wpcomstaging.com/vid_96961009_105152_398-mp4/https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10212142418615225&id=1218678471https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10212136733073090&id=1218678471I was with my girlfriend the other day, and the Webbie song came on the truck radio, as I danced in my seat while rapping along with the lyrics, I was gifted with perfect hearing. The words registered to my brain as I slowly realized what he was saying, I found myself with my mouth wide open ready for a fly to enter. “I said oh no, did he really say all she wants is a good jog, she will buy the D 🤐” listen to the song you will understand. I decided I needed to talk to my followers about this song, we claimed for our theme song some years ago. I was quite disappointed that most men were on my Life, but actually, they were accommodating. So, Im asking you the question below.I.N.D.E.P.E.N.D.E.N.T do you know what that means??https://youtu.be/OmOiniVYZtILast, but not least, Congratulations to my good friend Polo Nolo, King of NOLA Photography. He has been blessed to be the very 1st NOLA native with no sports affiliation to have his very own tennis shoe line by Reebox!!! Shoe release date June 29th, Private Reebok Polo NOLA Release Party June 28th!!!I will actually post a separate blog about his new endeavor, but in the meantime feel free to read a blog I wrote about his event entitled, “Pop That Thang Feat. Polo Silk The Legendary Photographer.”