My girlie over at Under the Copper Tree made these tasty Filipino snacks called garlic peanuts.
Delicious Filipino snacky things are called pulutan, and boy am I ever going to try my hand at other pulutan recipes. My mouth was watering reading Lilimonster’s post, and after making them myself I can confirm their utter deliciousness.
I’m not sure if these were raw peanuts like in the original recipe, ’cause they said dry peanuts, but they worked out just fine. $1.19 for this half pound bag at the new Asian Supermarket. They sell small sleeves of garlic (like, 4-5 bulbs) for $1.25, too.
I peeled off the skins and smashed them, then roughly chopped them. They were pretty big cloves of garlic. I used around 6 cloves. Then I fried them in some peanut oil (it was all I had, and I would have prefered a more neutral oil, but seeing as how I was making peanuts, it didn’t affect the flavor) until they were golden brown and took them out to cool in a bowl.
Then I tossed the baggie of peanuts into the hot oil I’d just removed the garlic from. Let it cook for a while until the skins start to come off a bit and they get browner, then toss in the garlic nubbins of joy and cook for a little longer. Sprinkle liberally with salt.
No pic of the end product, which just means, darn, I’ll have to make them again. Yay! I think sometimes I do this to myself so I’ll have to re-make it. I’m quite looking forward to it since these were a cheap and tasty snack!