Daddy or Mama used to make these at Christmas. Best made on a dry day! A delicious New Orleans and Deep-South favorite.
Makes 12 four-inch pralines.
1 cup sugar
2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/4 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cups pecans (you can use halves, but I like broken pieces)