Almost any food item can be deep-fried. The possibilities are endless. One treat that my family loves is deep-fried peanuts. They are great piping hot or room temperature. They are also rich, and somewhat fattening, so eat them in moderation.
Here is a quick recipe for making deep-fried peanuts.
- Buy a bag of raw peanuts in the shell.
- Shell the peanuts.
- Pour some canola oil in a small metal pot; make sure to start out using cool oil.
- Pour in your peanuts; make sure not to overcrowd the pot.
- Heat the oil and let it come up to temperature.
- When the oil is hot, begin stirring the peanuts to ensure the ones at the bottom don’t cook faster than the ones at the top.
- When the peanuts are almost done (they will have a deep beige color), scoop the peanuts out (draining off the oil) and place in a metal pie pan.
- Place the metal pie pan in the freezer for several minutes to stop the cooking–the heat from the peanuts will continue to cook them, and I don’t like burnt peanuts. Some people do, however.
- When the peanuts have cooled down enough to eat without burning your tongue, place them in a sealed container and eat at your leisure.
I hope you enjoy this quick recipe for deep-fried peanuts. They make a wonderful snack.