Crispy and Delicious Deep Fried Peanuts Recipe

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Crispy and Delicious Deep Fried Peanuts Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 27, 2023

Learn how to make crispy and delicious deep fried peanuts at home. This classic American snack is perfect for parties, movie nights, or just as a tasty snack. With a crispy exterior and a soft and nutty interior, these deep fried peanuts will be a hit with everyone. Follow this easy recipe and enjoy this addictive snack!


  • 2 cups raw peanuts
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a deep fryer or a deep pot, heat vegetable oil to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Rinse the raw peanuts under cold water to remove any dirt or debris and drain well.
  3. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the peanuts to the hot oil. Fry in small batches to ensure even cooking.
  4. Fry the peanuts for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they turn golden brown and crispy.
  5. Using a slotted spoon or a wire mesh skimmer, remove the peanuts from the oil and transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  6. Immediately season the hot fried peanuts with salt while they are still hot. Toss them well to evenly distribute the salt.
  7. Let the deep fried peanuts cool down completely before serving. They will become even crispier as they cool.
  8. Store the deep fried peanuts in an airtight container once they have cooled down completely. They can be stored for up to a week.
  9. Serve the deep fried peanuts as a snack or as an appetizer. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Deep fried peanuts are a popular snack in the southern United States.
  • Deep frying peanuts gives them a unique texture and flavor.
  • Peanuts are rich in protein, fiber, and healthy fats, making them a nutritious snack option.