Linda's Fried Walnuts recipe

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6 cups shelled walnut halves
½ cup white sugar, or as needed
1 cup canola oil
1 pinch salt to taste

Nutrition Info

187.7 calories
carbohydrate: 7.6 g
cholesterol: : -
fat: 17.2 g
fiber: 1.7 g
protein: 3.8 g
saturatedFat: 1.6 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 0.5 mg
sugar: 4.8 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil, and stir in half the walnuts, reduce heat to medium, and boil for 1 minute. Remove nuts with a slotted spoon, and let drain in a colander set in the sink. Repeat with remaining walnuts. Rinse the walnuts under hot water, and transfer to a mixing bowl. Toss the walnuts with the sugar.

  2. In an electric skillet with heat set to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), heat the canola oil. With a metal slotted spoon, place enough nuts to cover the bottom of the skillet, the oil will sizzle and pop, so be careful to avoid spatters. Gently stir the nuts with the spoon. Fry the walnuts until golden brown, about 5 minutes per batch. Transfer the walnuts in clumps to a baking sheet.

  3. Sprinkle the nuts with salt, and let cool. Store in airtight container.

Recipe Yield

6 cups

Recipe Note

From my cousin Linda! They are the best!

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