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Chinese Spiced Peanuts

Posted by reeniek (291)
Category: Appetizers
Subcategory: snack, chinese


Lots and lots of peanuts!

Recipe Details:

Note: This recipe was given to me by its creator, Debbie Chew, an expert on Chinese cooking and eating. They are great as a snack! She says that they can last for a month or two in an airtight container. She also recommends using a baking pan with high rims as it makes stirring the peanuts easier.

Raw Peanuts with skins on (ideally from a Chinese grocery store) 4 pounds

Chinese 5 spice 4 tsp

Salt 3 tsp

Sugar 3 tsp

Water 1/2 cup

Habanero Pepper Sauce (Louisiana Gem brand, sold at Whole Foods) - optional

Preheat oven to 350. Wash and drain peanuts. Transfer to a large baking pan with high rims. Mix 5 spice, salt, sugar, water and habanero sauce together until well blended. Pour over peanuts and stir to coat. Bake for one hour and stirring every 15-20 minutes. Reduce heat to 225 and bake another 2 hrs. The peanuts will become dry and crisp. You can stir the peanuts every 1/2 or every 45 min to prevent burning.

Makes LOTS of peanuts!

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