Chile-Lime Peanuts

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Sandi From CA

A traditional Oaxacan bar snack, these lime- and chile-flavored peanuts are typically deep-fried in pork fat. The folks at Chow lightened them up by roasting them in the oven for a quick and easy snack without sacrificing any flavor. Try them out at your next cocktail party, and don’t be put off by the amount of garlic—roasting sweetens and mellows it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oven to 400°F and arrange the rack in the middle. Toss together peanuts, garlic, peanut oil, and chiles until evenly coated.
  2. Spread ingredients out on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast, shaking and stirring halfway through the cooking time, until nuts are toasted and beginning to crack open, about 25 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven and transfer to a large, heatproof bowl. Toss with lime zest, salt, and sugar, and serve.

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