When we were eating out recently, the restaurant served a bowl of spicy peanuts while we waited for our meals to arrive. We all devoured them.
Fast forward to last night. My husband came home from the grocery store with a jar of dry roasted peanuts and asked me if I thought I could come up with a recipe for spicy peanuts that taste like the ones we enjoyed at the restaurant. So I consulted my good friend, Google, and found a recipe for Spicy Peanuts on Epicurious.com.
Epicurious never steers me wrong, so I dove right in.
These are super easy to make, and they make a great little snack. You just combine a tablespoon of olive oil with a mixture of common spices that most everyone would have in their cabinet. Heat the spice mixture in a sauté pan, add the peanuts, stir them around, and then bake in a 300-degree oven for about 15 minutes.
We liked them so much that we immediately made another batch. I’ll be serving them at our Labor Day picnic later today!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne powder
- 2½ cups dry roasted peanuts
- Mix the olive oil and spices in a sauté pan over medium heat; stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add peanuts and stir to coat, about 2 minutes.
- Spread peanuts in a large baking pan; bake until golden brown and almost dry, about 15 minutes. Season with salt.
- Transfer to paper towels; cool.
- Store in an airtight container at room temp.