Sea Salt and Vinegar Peanuts

Sea Salt and Vinegar Peanuts

Photographs: Marvin Gapultos

Peanuts are a natural when it comes to beer-friendly snacks, as are salt and vinegar potato chips. This is an easy recipe that combines the two snacks into one.

  • Yield:Serves 4 to 6
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar, plus 1 tablespoon, divided
  • 1 pound raw shelled peanuts
  • 1/2 cup peanut or canola oil
  • Fine sea salt or kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Directions

  1. 1.

    Combine the 3/4 cup vinegar with the peanuts in a medium bowl. Soak the peanuts for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Drain the peanuts, then dry the peanuts by spreading them onto a sheet pan lined with paper towels.

  2. 2.

    Heat the oil in a large cast-iron pan over moderately high heat until shimmering. Add half of the peanuts to the pan and cook, stirring, until golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the peanuts to another sheet pan lined with paper towels. Season with sea salt. Repeat with the remaining peanuts.

  3. 3.

    While still warm, transfer the fried peanuts to a large bowl, then drizzle in the remaining tablespoon of vinegar and the chopped parsley. Toss to combine. Season with additional sea salt and serve immediately.