How to make Ghanaian coated peanuts
this is a very delightful snack that is served alongside a handful of pastries.
The Ghanaian coated peanuts are mostly seen at parties where pastries are served and they can be made easily at home for consumption too.
Boiling / Frying
1 cup peanuts/groundnuts
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon powdered black pepper
1 teaspoon powdered pepper
¼ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup caster or superfine sugar
1 cup pastry flour
½ tea spoon salt
1 or 2 eggs
- Boil water in a saucepan over high heat. Put in peanuts and allow to boil for about 3 minutes.
- Strain boiled peanuts and spread them out on a baking tray to dry.
- Beat eggs and pour over dried peanuts in a baking tray.
- Whisk half of the flour, sugar, nutmeg, baking powder, powdered pepper and powdered black pepper, and a pinch of salt.
- Pour the mixture onto the coated peanuts. Gently mix them together.
- Spread out the eggs and mixture coated peanuts and coat a second time with the remaining flour.
- Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat. After the oil heats up, gently put in some of the peanuts and stir till they become brown.
- Fetch them out of the oil with a straining ladle into a lined colander and fry the next batch till you exhaust the lot.
Your coated peanuts are ready! Serve when cool.