Fried Pecans

READY IN: 7mins
Recipe by southern chef in lo

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

Top Review by wcems306

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!!!

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.

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