How to Make It
Bring 10 cups water and 2 Tbsp. kosher salt to a boil in a large pot over high. Add 2 cups nuts, and cook until slightly softened, 30 to 45 seconds. Drain nuts, and spread on paper towels; cool 2 minutes.
Combine 2 tsp. kosher salt, 1 tsp. orange zest, and 3/4 tsp. Chinese five-spice powder for spice mixture.
Meanwhile, pour canola oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches into a Dutch oven. Heat over medium-high to 325°F. Toss together nuts and 1/3 cup powdered sugar in a bowl; stir until nuts are evenly coated with sugar and almost all excess sugar is melted. Carefully add coated nuts to hot oil; fry until lightly golden, about 3 minutes. Using a spider skimmer or large slotted spoon, remove nuts to paper towels; drain briefly, about 10 seconds.
Transfer hot nuts to a medium bowl, and toss with spice mixture. Cool 30 minutes.