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                            CHINESE FRIED PECANS
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4       c            Pecan halves
    6       c            Water, boiling (or more)
    1       c            Sugar
    2       c            Oil
   NOTE:  This dish must be started a full 24 hours before you plan to serve
   Put pecans in a large pot or heat-proof bowl.  Cover with boiling water and
   let them soak 3 minutes.  Drain the pecans and spread them in a single
   layer on a large platter or non-rusting cookie sheet. Cover with sugar and
   stir until pecans are completely coated with the sugar. (The sugar will
   dissolve slightly.)  You might have to add water if the nuts are too dry
   for the sugar to stick.
   Transfer the sugared nuts to a dry platter and set them aside to air-dry
   overnight.  They really need to dry for 24 hours.
   When ready to serve the pecans, bring the oil almost to the smoking point
   in a wok or large pot.  Fry one quarter of them at a time, being careful
   not to let them burn.  The sugar will melt. Carefully remove the cooked
   nuts from the hot oil with a strainer and put them on a heatproof glass
   platter.  Fry each quarter of the nuts individually so all of them will get
   hot enough for the sugar to melt. Serve immediately.
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