Spicy Fried Peanuts

Spicy Fried Peanuts

Spicy Fried Peanuts

This spicy snack is flavored with garlic, lemon juice, and two kinds of chiles.Maxime Iattoni

This is a mezcal-friendly snack.

Spicy Fried Peanuts
This is a mezcal-friendly snack.
Yield: serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1 dried chile de onza
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 12 lb. skinned raw peanuts
  • 8 small garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 tbsp. dried whole chiles de pequín

Instructions

  1. Toast chile de onza in a nonstick skillet over low heat. Remove and discard stem, then grind chile with salt in a mortar and pestle. Add lemon juice to chile mixture, mix well, and set aside.
  2. Toast peanuts and garlic cloves in a skillet over low heat for about 5 minutes (shake pan to keep ingredients from burning). Add dried whole chiles de pequín and toast for 1 minute more. Transfer to a dish and drizzle chile-lemon mixture over peanuts.