Mongolian Fried Peanuts


Preparation info
  • Makes 1½ cups peanuts, enough to serve


    as a light munch preceding a meal.
    • Difficulty


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By Barbara Tropp

Published 1982

  • About

While some Chinese archaeologists have identified entombed morsels as peanuts, it is the general consensus that peanuts were introduced to China in the mid-sixteenth century, relatively late in her culinary history. Whatever their antiquity, it is a sure fact that the humble peanut became wildly popular among Chinese, as much so as that other New World import, tobacco.

  • North Chinese, in particular, have a penchant for peanuts. Boiled in seasoned water and somet