Watch this video from ChefSteps for the trick to making amazing deep-fried glassy nuts. Watch this video from ChefSteps for the trick to making amazing deep-fried glassy nuts.
Hello everyone. Wanna know an idea? I'm about to make some deep-fried glassy nuts. [MUSIC] This is a really cool technique that I learned working at restaurants way back in the day. It's a super simple way to candy nuts. They're crispy, they're shiny ou can try peanuts, walnuts, cashews. Pecans is the one I learned and it's still one of my faves. The process for these nuts is super simple. You just take a raw nut, blanch it in a lit bit of salty water. Blanching them removes a lot of those tannins from the skin giving you a less bitter nut. You're gonna coat it in powdered sugar. It looks reminiscent of a Muddy Buddy if you've ever made those. Once you have your nuts coated in powdered sugar you're going to toss them in a deep fryer. Usually this process is going to take about five to eight minutes to finish. You can usually tell when the nuts begin to float and they'll look like they have a nice crumble of sugar on the outside. Lay them onto a cooling rack. I like to use two forks to hold the nuts, spread them out on the rack, so they'll harden into a super nice crispy, glassy nut. One of my favorite uses for them is on salads, but honestly, they'll make them and eat about half of them before I actually put away the rest that are for. The salad. I don't know how to convince you that they're good. You're just gonna have to make them and try them. [MUSIC]