Sea Salt and Vinegar Peanuts

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Sea Salt and Vinegar Peanuts

About This Recipe

Yield:Serves 4 to 6
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:1 hour, 10 minutes
This recipe appears in: Bar Bites: Sea Salt and Vinegar Peanuts

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

Procedures

  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.

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