Mexican chilli peanuts

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Mexican chilli peanuts
Mexican chilli peanuts
Servings:Servings: 6 - Makes 1 cup, 250 ml of very spicy peanuts
Calories per serving:271
Ready in:10 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:5 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:31st October 2012

I've made these plenty of times before now, but the tip in Diana Kennedy's wonderful Mexican cookbook, Essential cuisines of Mexico ISBN 9780307587725, makes all the difference: "don't use chilli powder, make your own by grinding up dried Chile de Arbole. The Cool Chile co can supply these.


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  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan until hot but not smoking
  2. Tip the peanuts into the oil and fry for 1 minute, keeping them moving all the while
  3. Add the garlic and cook for another minute, again, stirring constantly
  4. Reduce the heat, add the chilli and salt and stir fry for a further minute
  5. Remove from the heat and allow to cool before serving

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