This week I held raw peanuts in my hand for the first time ever. It was less of a magical moment and more of a "OMG. Raw peanuts exist? Now what?" Thankfully, roasting peanuts is very easy. You don't even have to shuck them, if you prefer.
My husband said that, if you like your shelled roasted peanuts salted, you can soak them in salt water overnight. But, see, that requires that he tell me this the night before instead of when the peanuts are in the oven. Bah! Sounds like work.
Here is what I did:
1. Spread shelled peanuts on baking pans.
2. Set oven to 350*
3. Roast for 25 minutes.
4. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Tada! Really, that's it.
1. Do one pan at a time. I tried to do two pans and the pan closer to the heating element was overdone. Thus my burnt first attempt. Peanuts seem to quickly go from perfect to What Have You Done!
2. If you have a gas oven, like me, roast them for only 20 minutes.
3. If the peanuts are a tad overdone, remove them from the pan right away so that they will cool off faster.
|Left to right: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd attempts. :)|