Peanuts – Method 1

Nuts are my favourite snack. Peanuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios.

I’ve been asking my Sisters and Aunties how they make their nuts. There are so many methods! I’ll be trying some of them in the next weeks, including one I learned from my mother.

I’m not sure where I got today’s from, I think it was from one of the Aunties. I may have to call everyone again just to confirm.

picked out the rotten and eaten ones

So, first go through the nuts and remove all the rotten and eaten nuts. Then wash the nuts. Sometimes they’re dusty. Depending on where you get your nuts, it may or may not be necessary to pick through them and wash. 

add water to wash
drain

Then soak in salty water for about 5 minutes, drain and place on tray to dry. It took a couple of days for mine to dry completely. I think most people lay them outside in the sun to dry, they probably dry in one afternoon.

salty water

Can’t remember exactly how much salt I put in that water. I think it was 3 teaspoons.

soaking in the salty water for a bit
drain and lay out to dry
drying
dried

Then I put them in pot and cooked them for 20 min on medium heat. Stirring very often. If you leave them sitting too long the ones on the bottom start to burn.

in the pot, medium fire

After 15 minutes, start tasting to see how far along they are. If they’re still very raw, you may need to cook them longer than 20 minutes. Then let them cool before serving.

cooling

Husband Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
cooked all the way through 

I liked them a lot. The salt was just right. Peanuts are often cooked with too much salt, most people don’t notice because they’re used to it. I think it masks the true flavour of the nuts. Have you ever eaten raw nuts? If you haven’t, take a few of them raw next time before you cook them. Once you know their true flavour, salt to enhance, not to mask (^_^)

 

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Making, eating and sharing good food are a splendid way to start, brake and end a day! I post good eats on www.pendolamama.co.ke. Life is a feast, eat up!

2 thoughts on “Peanuts – Method 1

  1. I love your posts babe! You write just like you talk 🙂 . Thank you for all the yummy things you lovingly prepare for me. Nuts and all. I am truly blessed!! I know I should say thank you more often, guess I’ve been taking it all for granted as a husband. Not anymore! Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.

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