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Candied Walnuts Chinese style |


Candied Walnuts

These are a Chinese food delicacy of marinated Walnuts, nice and sweet with a hint of salt from the soy which gives it a little colour as well. They are quite a unique flavour and very morish, so if you are dieting …. just don’t go there!

What you need

250g Walnuts
220ml honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Caster sugar

The process

Combine the honey, lemon juice, and soy sauce together in a bowl and then add the walnuts. Mix them well and allow to marinate for about 2 hours.

Drain the walnuts and discard the remaining sauce.

Cover a plate liberally with caster sugar and coat the walnuts generously by tossing them around.

Put about 3cm of cooking oil in a pot and heat to medium, them with tongs add the coated walnuts and deep fry until just golden.

Remove and drain on paper towel.

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4 Responses to “Candied Walnuts Chinese style”

  1. Celma Louwrens says:

    Hi Graham,

    I am looking for a recipe that contains nuts and is easy to make and easy to cut and easy to chew so that I can make nutricious lunchbox snacks. Something like a soft peanut brittle? Using higher end nuts though. Even a mixture of seeds and nuts will be great and one can probably add dried fruit in?


  2. Melanie says:

    Hi Graham,

    You mentioned in description ‘say sauce’, do you mean soy sauce or soya sauce? Its not in the ingredients.



    • Graham says:

      Hi Melanie, goodness me thanks for pointing that out, it’s soy sauce and has been added. Have a delicious time G

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