Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 5 mins

In the south, we fry everything--even pecans.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to a boil in large saucepan over high heat. Add pecans. Return to a boil and boil 1 minute. Rinse under running hot water. Drain and put in large bowl. Add sugar and toss to coat.
  2. In a deep skillet, heat 1 inch of oil to 350F degrees over medium heat. With a slotted spoon, add 1/2 the pecans. Fry 4 to 5 minutes, until golden brown, stirring often.
  3. Remove pecans to a colander to drain. Sprinkle with salt and toss lightly to coat. Spread on wax paper to cool. Repeat until all are cooked.


Most Helpful

I made these for a meeting at work for which I needed a "finger food" or something "not terribly sweet". I am known for bringing cakes and pies to these meetings but this time I wanted something different. These were wonderful!! Everyone loved them and several people asked for the recipe. Like someone else said...I'm not sure whether to thank you or not!! Once you start eating them you just can't stop. Easy to make and a great addition to any meeting or party or just to eat while watching your favorite tv show or movie. These are perfect for eating anytime!!!

wcems306 January 25, 2009

Just made these this morning with pecans my sister sent me from North Carolina. How wonderful. These are just like the ones my grandmother makes. Couldn't have been easier. Second batch I added a little cayenne pepper to to give a little bite. Perfect gift, and snack for the holidays.

SiouxChef December 24, 2008

I don't know whether to thank you for your recipe, or shake my fist at you! :o) This is a very, very tasty recipe that is way too easy to make. The only change I made was that I used vanilla-sugar, but I'm sure regular sugar would be just as good. Easy to make, most likely have the ingredients on hand, turns out fabulous...thank you! I'll be making this recipe again for sure.

dEbBiE_oTaVa November 02, 2008

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