Preheat oven to 320 degrees. Place pecans in a 9×13” aluminum baking pan with 2” sides. Dot with five pats of butter and lightly salt the pecans. Place in oven for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and gently fold (stir) pecans with a wooden spoon, adding three pats of butter and a light sprinkling of salt. Repeat this cooking procedure every 10 minutes, slightly increasing the amount of salt each time, while lightly decreasing the amount of butter. Never add more butter than the pecans can absorb in a 10 minute period and be very gentle when stirring the pecans. The entire process takes 60 – 65 minutes. When done, spread on a layer of wax paper and dig in.