Nutty nibbles that make for a perfect snack to set out at a shower or casual function. Walnuts, briefly boiled then tossed with sugar and deep fried, make for a tasty treat your guests will love!
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 1 pound shelled walnuts
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- vegetable oil for frying
- salt to taste
Place walnuts in a medium stock pot. Cover with water and boil for 2 minutes. Strain, but do not rinse. Transfer to a bowl, and toss with sugar while still hot until well coated.
Heat 3 inches of oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. When oil appears to shimmer, fry 1 nut to test for heat. Nut should begin to sizzle immediately. Fry 1/3 batch of nuts at a time for 4 to 5 minutes uncovered. Toss nuts before each batch, and repeat. Using a slotted spoon, transfer each batch to a cookie sheet to cool. Season to taste with salt, and break apart when cool.