Filipino Garlic Peanuts

maniMy mom has been in town for the past couple of weeks and one of my favorite requests is for her is to make Filipino garlic peanuts.  This recipe is so simple, I could do it myself but for some reason it’s always better when mom does it.  This is a unique and simple snack that’s great for the summer months.  Try this one out and know there are more new things to come as we work on a new content for our website.  Cheers!

1 cup canola oil
6 cloves garlic, crushed* I used double the amount of garlic
2 cups raw peanuts, shelled but skins intact
salt to taste

Pour canola oil in a deep wok or kawali enough to reach a depth of two inches. Fry garlic over high heat until fragrant and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer fried garlic to a plate using a skimmer and set aside. Reduce heat to low. Fry peanuts over low heat, turning frequently with a skimmer, until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer fried peanuts to a meshed sieve fitted on top of a bowl and drain excess oil. Sprinkle with fried garlic and salt. Serve with cold beer.

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