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California Fried Walnuts

 California Fried Walnuts
We grow walnuts for a living, so they go into just about everything at our house. Walnut halves made this way are crunchy, sweet and salty.—Alcy Thorne, Los Molinois, California
16 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 6 cups water
  • 4 cups walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Oil for frying
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt


  • In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add walnuts; boil for 1
  • minute. Drain; rinse under hot water. Meanwhile, in a large bowl,
  • toss walnuts with sugar.
  • In an electric skillet, heat 1/2 in. of oil to 350°. Fry walnuts
  • for 5 minutes or until dark brown, stirring often. Drain in a
  • colander over paper towels. Sprinkle with salt. Store in an airtight
  • container. Yield: 4 cups.