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Fried Walnuts

Photo: Greg Dupree
Active time 10 mins
Total time 20 mins
Yield

Serves 8 (serving size: 2 tbsp.)

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup raw walnuts or other nuts
  • 4 cups canola oil
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 115
  • fat 11.7 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 3.3 g
  • polyfat 6.9 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 2 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 120 mg
  • calcium 12 mg
  • sugars 1 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 1 g

How to Make It

  1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a saucepan over high. Add walnuts, a few at a time; cook until slightly softened, 30 to 45 seconds. Drain and spread on paper towels; cool.

  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan to 325°F. Place walnuts in a large ziplock plastic freezer bag. Add sugar; seal bag, and shake well to coat. Carefully sprinkle walnuts into hot oil; fry until nuts float and are golden, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with salt. Cool and store in an airtight container up to 5 days.