Biting through the Skin: An Indian Kitchen in America's Heartland, by Nina Mukerjee Furstenau.
Party-popping Fried Cashews
1/2 pound raw cashews (can be found in most grocery store health food sections)
salt to taste (about 1/4 teaspoon)
black pepper to taste
Heat about 1 inch of oil in a small frying pan. When hot, put in all the nuts and stir-fry until medium brown. Drain nuts on a paper towel or in a sieve, sprinkle salt and pepper on them, and slide them onto a serving plate. Fantastic served warm.