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Fried Cashews With Kaffir Lime Leaves

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These Fried Cashews With Kaffir Lime Leaves are crispy and full of flavor from the garlic and refreshing citrusy kaffir lime leaves. This is the kind of snack you can’t stop reaching for “just one more” of again and again.

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fried cashews with kaffir lime leaves

These Fried Cashews With Kaffir Lime Leaves are exceptionally easy and quick to make. The great thing about this recipe is that it is packed with flavor. The cashews taste garlicky with punchy refreshing citrusy kaffir lime leaves in every bite.

These cashews can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container for several weeks, but they are so addicting that you probably won’t have any left!

fried cashews with kaffir lime leaves

Ingredients You Need

fried cashews with kaffir lime leaves ingredients
  • Cashews – Make sure your cashews are raw.
  • Garlic – Add aromatic and garlicky flavor.
  • Kaffir lime leaves – Kaffir lime leaves are the leaves from the kaffir lime plant, a shrub that is common in Southeast Asia. The leaves grow in pairs in a double leaf formation, which means two leaves grow on either side of the stem and appear to mirror each other.
  • Egg white – It will bind the spices and cornstarch together. It also adds an extra layer of crispness to the coating.
  • Cornstarch – Adding a thin coating of cornstarch before frying can help create a crispier exterior.
  • SeasoningsBouillon powder for extra flavor and richness. Salt for taste.
  • Oil – Make sure your oil is suitable for deep frying.
marinating cashews with seasonings
 draining oil with paper towel for fried cashews with kaffir lime leaves

Nut Substitutes

Don’t have cashews on hand? Try peanuts or almonds! just remember that different nuts have different flavor profiles.

How to Make Fried Cashews With Kaffir Lime Leaves

step by step on how to make fried cashews with kaffir lime leaves
  1. Mix garlic paste with egg white, salt, and bouillon powder. Add cashews and kaffir lime leaves. Mix until combined.
  2. Add cornstarch and mix until the cashews are coated with the starch. Marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Deep fry the cashews until golden brown.
  4. Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb the excess oil. Cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.
fried cashews with kaffir lime leaves
fried cashews with kaffir lime leaves
fried cashews with kaffir lime leaves

Fried Cashews with Kaffir Lime Leaves

5 from 1 vote
Author: Taste of Nusa
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 15 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indonesia
Difficulty: Easy
Dietary: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 cups
These Fried Cashews With Kaffir Lime Leaves are crispy and full of flavor from the garlic and refreshing citrusy kaffir lime leaves. This is the kind of snack you can't stop reaching for "just one more" of again and again.

Ingredients
 

  • 1.1 lbs (500 gr) raw cashews, 4 cups
  • 8 cloves garlic, grind into a smooth paste
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp bouillon powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 16 kaffir lime leaves, (8 joined leaves) remove the veins, sliced thinly
  • 1/3 cup (50 gr) cornstarch
  • Oil, for frying

Instructions

  • Make the marinade – In a large bowl, add garlic paste, egg white, bouillon powder, and salt. Mix until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients – Add cashews, sliced kaffir lime leaves, and cornstarch. Mix until well combined.
  • Marinate the cashews for at least 15 minutes.
  • Fry the cashews – Heat oil enough for deep frying on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully drop in the cashews. You may divide the cashews into several batches to prevent overcrowding the pan. Once the cashews are in the oil, lower the heat to low heat. Stir the cashews occasionally to prevent them from sticking with each other. Fry until golden brown. Remove the cashews from the oil.
  • Cool – Transfer the cashews to a large plate lined with a paper towel to remove the excess oil. Cool completely before storing them in an airtight container

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 867kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 69g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 39g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 858mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 8mg
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