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Chinese Fried Walnuts

"I am always asked to bring these walnuts whenever we have a get together with family or friends. They are perfect on tables at a bridal or baby shower, and no one can ever figure out how they are made. Very addicting!"
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45 m servings 474 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 474 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 43 g
  • 66%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.9g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 195 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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  1. 36 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Yum! Very easy, if you don't do the stupid things I did! 1. READ the instructions all the way through. My first inclination was to drain them on paper towels. My first (albeit very very smal...

Most helpful critical review

cooking times drastically off!!!!! cooked on medium heat for maybe 1 minute. better before frying

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Yum! Very easy, if you don't do the stupid things I did! 1. READ the instructions all the way through. My first inclination was to drain them on paper towels. My first (albeit very very smal...

"Oh my goodness, these are so stinkin good!" I am so happy I came across this recipe today. It makes for a nice little snack. As there are 4 cups of walnuts in a pound, I only used 1 cup waln...

These are so very much like a nationally known brand of "Glazed Walnuts", but, without the sesame seeds. Thanks for the posting and the money savings!

These were so easy and so addicting. Instead of frying them, I placed them on a baking sheet and baked at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

these are AWESOME! found recipe to make for this Christmas... EVERYONE loved them! even me and i'm not a walnut fan. made them again for NYE with cayenne sprinkled on it after being fried. simpl...

I'm so glad to have found this recipe, my mom and I used to make them all the time when I was young for the Christmas plates for neighbors, I love these little gems!

Highly recommended!! This reminds me of the walnuts that come with sweet fried shrimps that is my husband's favorite at Chinese restaurant. Figuring out the temperature and how long to keep the ...

Since I'm not very experienced in deep frying my first batch burned because I had the oil too hot but anything after that came out great! Thanks for the recipe

Absolutely delicious! Seriously, my family went crazy for these! Very simple to make, just make sure you watch them in the oil because they do burn easily. My first batch burned when I cooked th...