In a large lidded container combine:
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
freshly ground nutmeg (optional)
Cover the container and shake until well mixed.
In a large bowl beat one egg white and a teaspoon of vanilla until frothy.
Pour in a pound of halved pecans and stir with a large spoon until all the liquid is coating the pecans.
Pour the pecans into the bowl with the sugar mixture, cover the container and shake until the pecans have been coated by all of the sugar mixture.
Spread the pecans in a single layer on a large rimmed cookie sheet covered with parchment.
Bake for one hour in a 250 degree oven, stirring the pecans every 15 minutes.
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