Bring to a boil in a large, heavy saucepan over high heat the sugar, salt, and water.
Add in the pecans
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Place the baking sheet in the oven, and roast stirring occasionally, until crisp and golden brown, about 45 minutes. Let cool completely. Transfer to a serving bowl, or store in a tightly covered container for up to 1 week.
Adapted from Slightly adapted from The Joy of Cooking