Deep Fried Walnuts

Deep Fried Walnuts Recipe

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CJ Wysocki


I make these for the Holidays and put them into X-mas tins and give as gifts. I make about 15 to 18 pounds at a time. They're like Lay's potato chips "You just can't eat one". Warning very addictive.


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3 lb
walnut halves
1 gal
peanut oil
4-5 c
sugar, more or less

How to Make Deep Fried Walnuts


  • 1Put walnuts into a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil.
  • 2While waiting for the nuts to boil, heat up oil in a deep fryer to 360 - 375 degrees.
  • 3After nut come to a boil, drain hot water and add sugar to hot walnuts (enough to make a nice glaze on the nuts.
  • 4When oil is up to temperature, add a couple of scoops of the nuts at a time into the fryer basket, lower basket slowly into oil, cook for about 2min.(Keep checking to make sure the nuts don't get too dark) you want a dark brown color. adjust cook time from that.
  • 5When the walnuts are done cooking, lift basket and drain. Spread on a foil lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle salt to taste. let cool and put into a container.

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Course/Dish: Nuts
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