Questions about Roasting Shelled Peanuts -

1. Is there a non-tedious way to remove the peanut skins?
2. My salt isn't sticking to the peanuts (I grind salt over the peanuts just after taking the tray out of the oven) - what should I do differently?
3. Do I need to use parchment paper, or can I roast peanuts directly on the baking sheet?
Thanks :-)!!!

  • Posted by: mirileh
  • April 9, 2019
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slotatlas77 September 6, 2023
Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Spread the Peanuts: Lay the peanuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Make sure they are evenly spread out.

Roast the Peanuts: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and roast the peanuts for about 15-20 minutes. Stir or shake the pan occasionally to ensure even roasting. Keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.

Cool Slightly: Remove the peanuts from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. They will be hot, so be careful when handling them.

Rub the Peanuts: Take a clean kitchen towel or paper towels and rub the roasted peanuts between your hands. The friction will help loosen and remove the skins. You can also use the towel to lightly press down on the peanuts and roll them to remove the skins more effectively.

Separate the Peanuts from the Skins: After rubbing the peanuts, use your hands or a sieve to separate the peanuts from the loosened skins. You can do this by gently blowing on them or shaking them in a sieve. The skins should easily come off, leaving you with peeled peanuts.

Store or Use: Once you have removed the skins, you can use the peeled peanuts in your recipes or store them in an airtight container for later use.

By following these steps, you can efficiently remove peanut skins and enjoy the natural flavor and texture of peeled peanuts in your dishes.

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