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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Savory spiced peanuts

These were a hit as snacks before our Easter dinner. And I didn't have to buy anything special to make them -- Woohoo! They'd be an awesome snack to offer while watching the big game on TV, or at a summer BBQ, or in a jar as a special little treat for Dad on Father's Day. (I'm personally filing that last little idea away for this coming Father's Day!)


Savory Spiced Peanuts


2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 cups peanuts (I used regular, canned peanuts that have been roasted and salted)
pinch of red pepper flakes
3 teaspoons of chili powder (more or less according to taste)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 to 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 to 1 teaspoon garlic powder
popcorn salt, to taste (any salt will do, the popcorn salt is fine, so it adheres better to the nuts)

In a skillet over medium, heat the oil. Add pepper flakes and heat for 30 seconds. Add peanuts, and stir and cook for 1 minute. Add chili powder, cumin, and sugar, stir and cook 1 minute more.

Remove from heat. Add garlic powder and salt, toss well.

Drain and cool on a piece of paper. Store in an airtight container.


The seasonings on these are all to taste, and amounts could vary depending on the freshness of your spices. I like the greater amount of sugar and garlic powder.

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9 comments:

Anne in the kitchen said...

Sounds tasty! I am going to give this a try, thanks!

Lili said...

Hi Anne,
they were quite tasty! The flavor reminded me of nacho cheese doritos chips.

Anonymous said...

My husband really hates plain peanuts but we continue to buy them from Costco whenever there is a coupon. He's going to love this!! Thanks.

I just noticed a terrific post from the past (2012) about muffins. I am going to print and keep in my binder.

YHF

Kris said...

Ooh, these sound dangerously yummy--as in, I wouldn't be able to stop eating them! My sister-in-law made a sweet glazed nut in her crockpot once--I pigged out on them.

Lili said...

Hi YHF,
I hope your husband loves these as much as we do! It's a great way to disguise plain peanuts.

Lili said...

Hi Kris,
It was a good thing I only made 2 cups of these, and that someone else finished them off before I could. I've made sweet-spiced nuts before and those are so addictive!

live and learn said...

I wasn't sure if I'd like them until you said nacho cheese Dorito chips. I'm in. :)

Lili said...

Hi live and learn,
I should have said, "tastes like nacho cheese doritos without the cheese!" It's the flavor that I taste when eating those doritos. Must be the chili powder and garlic.

live and learn said...

Still sounds good. And a little dried grated cheese could always be added.

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