Candied Pecans

Recipes from 8/26/17 by Chef Michelle Bernstein


2 cups pecan pieces 

¾ cup powdered sugar

Oil for frying


Heat a medium pot of water to a boil.  Add a big pinch of salt.  Add the pecan pieces and boil for 2 minutes.  Remove the pecans using a spider or strain the water, reserving the pecans. 


Immediately place in a bowl and add the powdered sugar.  Stir the pecan and sugar together continuously until the sugar is completely melted, this might take 2-3 minutes.  Using a pot with oil heated to 350°F or a tabletop fryer; fry the pecans until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes.  Fry the pecans in small batches as the oil will bubble up once you add the pecans.  Using a spider remove the pecans and set aside on a sheet tray that has been lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray or lined with a Silpat and allow to cool.