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Roasted Peanuts 3 ways

Jaden Hair
Make your own crunchy roasted peanuts, with your favorite seasoning, in less than 10 minutes! We love these peanuts as a snack (perfect with a cold beer), to sprinkle on top of Chinese congee, or to even toss in a salad. Make them spicy (add dried chili flakes), sweet (honey), and even savory with Asian spices and seasonings.

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
cool 20 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 371 kcal

Ingredients
  

Microwave Honey Roasted Peanuts Recipe

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shelled raw peanuts

Microwave Japanese Furikake Peanuts Recipe

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar or honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shelled raw peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons furikake

Microwave Chinese Five Spice Peanuts Recipe

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar or honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 8 star anise optional
  • 1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chili pepper flakes optional
  • 2 cups shelled raw peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons furikake

Instructions
 

Microwave Honey Roasted Peanuts Recipe

  • In microwave -safe cooking dish, stir together water, honey and salt. Microwave 2 minutes.
  • Stir in raw peanuts. Microwave 2 minutes.
  • Drain peanuts, discard water. Spread out half of the peanuts on a plate in single layer, do not crowd. Microwave, uncovered, 2 minutes.
  • Stir peanuts, microwave 2 minutes.
  • Stir peanuts, microwave 30 seconds.
  • Check to see if peanuts roasted (golden brown), if peanuts pale in color, continue in 30 second increments until roasted.
  • Cool on baking sheet until completely cool, about 20 minutes - the peanuts will become crunchy as it cools. Repeat with other batch.

Microwave Japanese Furikake Peanuts Recipe

  • In microwave -safe cooking dish, stir together water, soy sauce, sugar and salt. Microwave 2 minutes.
  • Stir in raw peanuts, cover and microwave 2 minutes.
  • Drain peanuts, discard water. Spread out half of the peanuts on a plate in single layer, do not crowd. Microwave, uncovered, 2 minutes.
  • Stir peanuts, microwave 2 minutes.
  • Stir peanuts, microwave 30 seconds.
  • Check to see if peanuts roasted (golden brown), if peanuts pale in color, continue in 30 second increments until roasted.
  • Cool on baking sheet. Immediately toss with furikake. Let peanuts cool completely, about 20 minutes - the peanuts will become crunchy as it cools. Repeat with other batch.

Microwave Chinese Five Spice Peanuts Recipe

  • In microwave -safe cooking dish, stir together water, soy sauce, sugar, salt, Chinese five spice powder (and star anise/Sichuan peppercorn, chili pepper flakes, if using.) Microwave 2 minutes.
  • Stir in raw peanuts, cover and microwave 2 minutes.
  • Drain peanuts, discard water. You can keep the star anise and Sichuan peppercorns in with the peanuts. Spread out half of the peanuts on a plate in single layer, do not crowd. Microwave, uncovered, 2 minutes.
  • Stir peanuts, microwave 2 minutes.
  • Stir peanuts, microwave 30 seconds.
  • Check to see if peanuts roasted (golden brown), if peanuts pale in color, continue in 30 second increments until roasted.
  • Cool on baking sheet. Let peanuts cool completely, about 20 minutes - the peanuts will become crunchy as it cools. Repeat with other batch.

Nutrition

Calories: 371kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 15gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 481mgPotassium: 434mgFiber: 6gSugar: 10gCalcium: 62mgIron: 2mg
Keyword party snack, roast peanuts, roasted peanuts
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