Following closely behind the roasted peanuts post this fried peanuts recipe is a most welcomed treat. Again, this post comes out of necessity, because food prices have steadily been on the rise due too the rising fuel costs. Lately, I have been doing some of my own personal revamping of my budget to stay afloat during these hard times. But, I believe life can still have it’s fun times. To adapt to the rising cost of living, I make a few things I normally buy at the supermarket or on the “outside”. And, together with the roasted peanuts recipe, fried peanuts seems like a another good place to cut some corners.
Fried peanuts is a staple at many homes, found adorning many a birthday table, wake or even a staff party; always there to compliment the other players in the field like popcorn, tortilla chips, corn curls, cheezees and cheese balls. You could say fried peanuts is a real “limer” too because he’s also found at bars, pubs and restaurants; minding his business and always ready to serve.
Coming to think of it now, I realise that most of these snacks we ate as children were salty. No wonder they (our parents) gave it to us. Eventually we would be rushing for some cokes (Coca Cola) or a red Solo to wash it down and thus we would be full and not eat much afterwards. Especially, the popcorn and Coca Cola combination. Remember that at the movies? lol.
To me, peanuts is what I would consider a cheap snack. A small bag of peanuts (400g) costs about $12.00. After you fry it, you have a snack that is worth about twenty something dollars. Yeah, I did the research and saw an opportunity to save here. The method is simple enough to follow. I call it the “lazy man way” to fry peanuts; just set and forget. Actually, when I was frying these peanuts I was watching television and watching the time on the wall clock. If you have a kitchen timer you could set the twenty minutes and go about your business. Nice and easy!
I must add though, eating too many peanuts may make you put on so weight. So, just be careful about your portion size. Fried peanuts is really “moreish” and you wouldn’t want to stop after the first handful. Hmmmm that sounds just like me haha 🙂
Anyhow, I digressed there a bit, on with the story…..
With this in mind I present for you today fried peanuts. I must say a big thank you to Leo Henry for the request, so long ago, since it wasn’t on the site as yet. Strange that I always miss the simple recipes that people like lol. So, without further ado here’s fried peanuts…Please wait until it cools to enjoy. I don’t want anybody complaining about they burned their mouth lol
400g blanched peanuts (about 2 cups)
oil for frying
Note: You may have to use more paper towels to absorb the oil.
As usual, more recipes to come. *Frankly, the recipes eh stopping anytime soon so get ready for more. Is recipes till yuh belly buss lol
Ah gone 🙂
Translation from the trini creole
Frankly, the recipes won’t be stopping anytime soon. More recipes till your belly is full and you are almost ready to vomit lol hahaha