November last year I moved to a new apartment. I would say it was an impulsive choice. Before signing the lease, it has been months that I’ve been looking for an apartment. I’ve also checked in two different cities and one of its towns had a big snake free roaming the grounds. “No way I’m living here!,” I thought to myself. Could you imagine taking a walk when suddenly a snake bites your leg? Finally, I found a house two minutes away from where I was staying. When I saw the house, it seems so perfect with a quiet neighborhood. I immediately signed the lease and moved in. For $273 a month, you’ll have two bedrooms and baths. Its near the airport and shopping malls (not bad).
Now lets go to the recipe of this appetizer. The reason why I cooked it first in boiling water is to soften it a little bit and partly cook it which would lessen its cook time in the oil later. Some people would just toss it in the oil right away which is fine, I think. Spicy Garlic Peanuts is great with beer, laughter, and friends. While watching a movie, you can of course substitute popcorn for Spicy Garlic Peanuts, it would still be fine.
This is for serious garlic and spicy lovers.
- 3½ raw peanuts
- 6 cups water
- 2½ cups vegetable oil
- 3 heads garlic (sliced thinly)
- 4 pieces cayenne pepper (sliced thinly)
- ½ tbs salt
- Cook raw peanuts in boiling water for 1-2 minutes. Drain peanuts and rinse in cool running water to avoid it from cooking further. Line a baking tray with paper towels, place your drained peanuts. Allow peanuts to sit for 30 to 60 minutes to dry up excess water.
- Heat cooking oil in a deep pan and add the dried peanuts. Lower heat and cook for 25-35 minutes, stir often to avoid peanuts from burning. When you hear popping sounds from the peanuts, add the sliced garlic. Stir often until garlic turns golden brown. Drain the cooked peanuts in a colander when the mixture is already reddish brown, shake of excess oil. Sprinkle with salt and add the sliced cayenne pepper. Mix well. Cool the spicy salted peanuts before serving.