What’s the best way to roasted peanuts… Through the oven, or on the stove? Here I will show you 2 ways to perfectly roasted peanuts along with tips, peanut roasting hacks, plus 2 ways to skin the peanuts and how to make the skins be, “gone with the wind!”
watch me do it
HOW TO ROAST PEANUTS IN THE OVEN
Pre-heat your oven to 360 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius. Spread your peanuts in a single even layer, without piling them up. Roasting time depends on the type of oven and the kind of roast desired. It can take anywhere from 7 to 12 minutes. For my oven, 10 minutes is just what I need.
When the time’s up, remove the peanuts from the oven and set aside to cool. In the meantime, before I tell you 2 different methods of removing the skin from your roasted peanuts, let me tell you how to roast some peanuts on the stove.
HOW TO ROAST PEANUTS ON THE STOVE
Spread your peanuts in a single layer onto a heated pan.
Here is a peanut pan-roasting hack:
To speed up the roasting process, cover your peanuts with the lid, and then slide the lid up. It will allow for heat to build up and for the moisture to escape. (watch me do it in the video above 📽 👆)
Allow roasting on medium heat for 6 to 10 minutes, depending on the type of the stove, and the desired roast. When peanuts are roasted to your liking, remove from the heat right away. Transfer the roasted peanuts to a plate and allow them to cool.
Before I give you more roasting tips, let me tell you how to remove the skin from the peanuts.
Skinning your peanuts
Loosening the skin
Method 1: After your peanuts are cool, place them in your palms and rub vigorously. Roll them tight so the skins will slide off very easy.
Method 2: Place the peanuts in a cotton milk bag, or if you don’t have any, rub them in a cotton towel. Apply a good amount of pressure with the bag, making the nuts grind against each other.
Gone with the wind – How to remove the peanut skins
Do you want to know how to get rid of the loose skin on the plate? That’s the fun part! Just step outside, and blow over the peanuts so that the skins fly away. Don’t blow too hard because you might lose some nuts in the process. And then just mix and blow continuously until all the skins are gone.
How to Enjoy your Peanuts
Enjoy your peanuts as they are. Add them to your salads, stews, or curry dishes, or make your own peanut butter.
Make Your Own Peanut Butter
The main reason I prefer to make peanut butter at home, is because I can control the flavor. The way to control the flavor of your peanut butter is by roast. Generally the milder the roast, the milder the flavor. If you want a very pronounced peanut flavor, you roast it more. If your roast is medium or mild, the flavor’s going to be milder.
Butters that are made of raw peanuts or mildly roasted peanuts are wonderful for smoothies and dishes when you don’t want a very peanut buttery taste, but you want to get all the benefits that peanuts have to offer.
The same applies to all nuts, so you can create any nut butter you want applying the same principle.
What about you?
Have you tried roasting peanuts before? What is your preferred method: In the oven, or on the stove?
Let me know in the comments below and share a picture of your roasted peanuts on Instagram with the hashtag #positivepranic @positivepranicso that I can see your beautiful roasts 🙂 🙏
❤ Love, Julia