Roasted Peanuts

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
approximately 2 pounds roasted peanuts in shell
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds in-shell raw peanuts*
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons kosher salt
Directions

*Cooks note: If eating peanuts roasted right out of the shell, use Virginia or Valencia peanuts. If utilizing roasted peanuts to make peanut butter, use Spanish peanuts as they have a higher oil content.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Rinse the peanuts under cool water to remove excess dirt. Pat dry and place in a large bowl and toss with the peanut oil and salt until well coated.

Place on 2 half sheet pans, making sure to spread them out into a single layer. Roast in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through cooking. Once you remove the peanuts from the oven, let them cool slightly before eating. They will continue to "cook" and become crunchy as they cool.

If using peanuts to make peanut butter, remove shells and discard. Remove the skin by rubbing the peanuts together in your hands held over a salad spinner, allowing the peanuts and skins to fall into the bowl. Once the skin has been loosened from all of the peanuts close the salad spinner and spin until all of the skin has been separated from the peanuts.


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    @ol'GrandDad, """Rinse the peanuts under cool water to remove excess dirt. Pat dry and place in a large bowl and toss with the peanut oil and salt until well coated. 
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    Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/roasted-peanuts-recipe.html?oc=linkback
    I was given a few bags of uncooked shelled peanuts (Product of China) as a gift. Instead of Kosher Salt, I used Pink Himalayan Salt and used this recipe to roast them. Roasted peanut were outstanding and delicious! Thanks!
    I thought the recipe doesn't make sense. Indeed, the peanuts are soft and have no flavor at all.
    Simple and great recipe! Thanks Alton. We can always rely on you to come up with the simple, clean, and easy recipe for the not-so-every day recipes!
    Alton, I love you on TV. Just now found you online. BUT -- How do I SALT the peanuts in the shell. If this recipe tells me, apparently I missed it. I roast peanuts in shell often, but have wanted to try roasting my own salted in-shell. 
    Do I soak the unshelled peanuts in brine before roasting? How long? Brine concentrations? 
    Help, oh master Chef!!!
    it told on his recipe as follows...Rinse the peanuts under cool water to remove excess dirt. Pat dry and place in a large bowl and toss with the peanut oil and salt until well coated. 
     
    hope this was helpful. Cooking ours right now 
    Leave it to Alton Brown to help me out with the little pile of peanuts I grew myself! It was so much fun and they were just fabulous!!
    This was exactly what I was looking for. It gave tips for my end purpose for roasting nuts, which was fantastic.
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