Crispy Walnuts

Cuisine: Chinese

Category: nut

Servings: 6


1 lb. walnuts, shelled, peeled and halved
1/4 tsp. salt
3 cups sugar
1/2 cup honey
5 cups oil


Wash walnuts thoroughly. Fill a wok with water about half way and put walnuts in. Bring to boil and let them boil about 3 minutes. Drain and wash them again. Pour 4 cups water into wok. Add salt, sugar and honey. Return walnuts to wok and cook about 15 minutes, or until liquid begins to thicken. When thickened, pour contents into large bowl and let them soak 24 hours. Remove walnuts from sugar water and drain in strainer. Heat oil in wok to 350 degrees and add walnuts. Stir occasionally until walnuts turn golden brown. Remove from wok and spread out to cool. When cold, store in airtight container or jar to maintain crispness. Delicious served as an appetizer with drinks.

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