My hubby loved to buy roasted peanuts in shell from the supermarket to snack on. But he is very particular and picky about his taste. Once, he bought a bag of peanuts and decided he didn't like the taste and refuse to eat it anymore. So, what was I going to do with a big bag of peanuts? I shelled all of it while watching T.V. (yeah, multi-tasking is women talent) and freeze it. One day, when I was watching the CC4 "Everyday Food" cooking show, the chef was featuring crispy fried peanuts and that was it, I was like, "Now I can reuse the peanuts!" So, I reused the peanuts to create this "new" snack and my hubby loved it. HAHAHA... He couldn't stop snacking and had to set it aside in order to control himself. He definitely had no idea where these peanuts came from. LOL!
- 2-3 cups of peanuts
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 egg white
- 2 Tbsp. cornstarch to coat
Seasoning: 5 spice powder, chili powder, salt and sugar.
Before frying and coated with cornstarch.
1. Mix peanuts, egg white and salt together, stir well. Add cornstarch and coat well before deep-frying in medium heat oil. Pour enough oil for deep-frying, test with a peanut, if peanut float on top, it's hot enough. Turn to low heat and deep-fry until crunchy. Drain on paper towel.
2. I failed to achieve that crunchy stage, so I toast the peanuts in my toaster oven for 6-7 minutes, divided two trays. Once crunchy and still hot from the oven, sprinkle the peanuts with seasonings. Toast well. Leave to cool. When cool, keep in air-tight container for snack.