Sesame Walnuts

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 15m

Makes 2 cups (Serves 4)


  • 2 cups shelled walnuts
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


In a wok or large saute pan over high heat, bring 3 cups of water to the boil. Add the walnuts and cook for 1 minute. Drain the nuts from the water and pour the water out of the wok.

Return the wok to the heat and, over high heat, bring 1/2 cup of water to the boil. Add the nuts. Add 1 cup of the sugar. Cook and stir until almost all of the water has evaporated. Remove the nuts from the wok and drain them away from any remaining water.

Over high heat, warm the empty wok. Return the nuts to the wok. Add the remaining cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of water. Stir-fry for 2 minutes. Remove the nuts from the wok.

In the wok over medium heat, heat the vegetable oil. Add the nuts and deep-fry for 2 minutes. Drain the nuts from the oil and place them into a mixing bowl. Blend in the sesame seeds.

Serving size = 1/2 cup

Recipe reprinted by permission of Doubleday. All rights reserved.

RecID 3880

nutrition information per serving

982 calories; 62g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 4mg sodium; 107g carbohydrates; 4g fiber; 9g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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