Fire-Dried Walnuts or Pecans


Preparation info
  • Yields about 2 cups nuts, enough to serve


    as a light munch preceding or during a meal.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Barbara Tropp

Published 1982

  • About

It was my literary friend and mentor, James Lo, who first delighted me with these walnuts, and I have been delighting people with them—and their pecan cousins—ever since. These nuts have a beguiling texture and an irresistible gloss of caramelized salt and sugar that make them almost universal favorites.

  • These are not the heavily candied walnuts one finds in Hunanese restaurants. Rather, they are refined, elegant sweetmeats, just perfect for gr