Market women in Ghana roast shelled peanuts with skins on in large pans filled with sand so the nuts heat and cook evenly. In the 1970s, they were served unsalted and tended to be small Spanish-type peanuts. Nowadays larger Virginia peanuts are common as well.
Raw shelled (or unshelled) peanuts may be found in international (especially Asian) markets or health food stores in the U.S. Whether serving peanuts as a snack or using them in cooking, roasting raw peanuts is not complicated.
These are often served in Ghana along with Grilled Ripe Plantains (opposite page) to make Kofi Brokeman.
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