Fried Sweetened Walnuts

Watch the oil temperature in the wok—if it gets too high, the walnuts will turn black before the sugar has a chance to melt.

Serves: 2Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 8 hours 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 2


  • 1⁄2 cup chopped walnut pieces
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 3 cups vegetable oil


  • Blanch the walnut pieces in boiling water for 5 minutes to remove their bitter flavor.
  • Spread the sugar out on a piece of waxed paper. Roll the walnuts in the sugar. Spread out on a tray and leave overnight to dry.
  • Heat the oil to 275°F. When the oil is hot, add the walnuts. Deep-fry until they turn golden brown. Remove and drain. Cool and store in a sealed container.