My parents moved across town after I graduated from Baylor. A sweet family lived just around the corner - one I had known my whole life at church. As neighbors do in East Texas, they exchanged small Christmas gifts. Mr. and Mrs. Kerr would always bring mom and dad a sweet plate of cookies, candies and a handful of these yummy pecans. I always happen to be around when this plate was delivered so I could enjoy the pecans. Mr. Kerr was a golfing buddy of dad, and he knew I LOVED his pecans. He would often send a coffee can full - labeled... "Susan's Private Stash" so my dad wouldn't be tempted to get into them. (cause we know Dad)
Since then, my wonderful dad is in heaven and Mr. Kerr is there too. I am sure they are enjoying golf stories with Ronnie and other friends.
I don't have Mr. Kerr's exact recipe. This is one of those recipes that you can really use as much butter and salt as you would like. The more butter/salt - the richer the taste. I think Mr. Kerr's were richer than mine. Just make them and enjoy them. They make a great gift in a cute Mason Jar, etc. And... They are so easy!!
Oh - one last thing - I just found a coffee can stash in my freezer. I must have decided I needed to save them. I know they have been there at least two years. THEY ARE STILL TASTED AMAZING! Just a thought!
1 lb pecan halves
4-5 Tbsp butter
1 - 2 tsp table salt (can add a little sea salt too - if you like)
Melt butter and pour over pecans. Toss with salt. Roast in oven at 325 for about 15 minutes, tossing once halfway through baking. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container!