Salted Peanuts Recipe

My friend Neneth shared to us her famous Salted Peanuts or Adobong Mani recipe infused with lots of garlic and some siling labuyo or chili peppers. Adding chili peppers can always be optional so give this flavorful and crunchy Salted Garlic Peanuts or Adobong Mani recipe a try. 

Salted Peanuts or Adobong Mani is one of Filipinos favorite street food. Adobong Mani is very easy to make and a great business idea. Adobong Mani or Salted Peanuts is usually eaten as snack, an appetizer, or pulutan. Peanuts are pan-fried and infused with garlic, salt or with or without chili peppers. 

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  • 4-5 cups Cooking Oil 
  • 1 kilo raw Peanuts, with or without skin
  • 2 heads Garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Salt or to taste
  • 5 Siling Labuyo (chili peppers), optional

  1. Using a wok, heat and add cooking oil. Allow to heat over medium-low heat. Gently add peanuts and cook over medium-low heat for about 7-10 minutes while stirring constantly to avoid the peanuts from burning. 
  2.  Add garlic to the wok and let it cook for about 3-5 minutes while stirring constantly or until peanuts and garlic turns lightly brown. Turn off the heat. The residual heat will allow them to cook further. 
  3. Drain excess oil using a sieve and transfer in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle the peanuts with salt while still warm and mix well. Add chopped chili peppers (or not) and mix well. Serve while warm or allow to cool before transferring in a closed container. Enjoy!



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