Coating ingredients with a batter before deep-frying them is a common cooking technique in Ghana. In the U.S. we are most likely to coat peanuts with something sweet (as in the recipe for Peanut Toffee), but this savory snack/appetizer recipe is guaranteed to wake up those party peanuts! To locate raw unsalted peanuts with their skins on try an Asian market or health food store.
These are a perfect snack to eat while sipping ice-cold Star or Club beers, fruit juices, bissap (aka sobolo), ginger beer, or iced tea. In winter in North America they also go well with a hot drink like mulled wine, spiced cider, coffee, or tea. The hot oil somehow steams the peanuts so they’re still chewy, but the crispy, spicy coating gives them a kick. Eat them soon after making them.
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