Mongolian Fried Peanuts Recipe

Mongolian Fried Peanuts Recipe
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Mongolian Fried Peanuts is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Mongolian Fried Peanuts by following this easy recipe.
Mongolian Fried Peanuts Recipe
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cooking Time 90 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Recipe Type Veg.
  • ½ pound raw, red-skinned Peanuts
  • 1 tbsp Szechwan Brown Peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp Star Anise
  • 1 tbsp Coarse Salt
  • ½ tsp Water
  • 2½ cups Water
  • 3-4 cups fresh Peanut Oil
How to make Mongolian Fried Peanuts:
  • Combine peppercorns, star anise, salt, and water in a medium sized saucepan and bring to boil.
  • When it starts boiling, reduce the heat and simmer covered for 5 minutes.
  • Toss in the peanuts and stir to combine. Cover again and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Remove the pot from heat and leave it covered for 10-12 hours.
  • Drain the peanuts in a colander and pat dry. Spread in a large jelly-roll pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes, shaking the tray occasionally.
  • Rotate the tray and bake at 300 degrees F until the nuts are almost dry.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer into a bowl for cooling.
  • Take an absorbent food-grade brown paper and coarse kosher salt in a metal strainer.
  • Heat oil in a skillet and fry the peanuts until brown on all sides.
  • Place them in the absorbent paper to absorb excess oil.
  • Serve immediately or cool completely. Keep in an air-tight container to retain for longer duration.