Hot Fried Non-Nudist Peanuts

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 mins

You'll never find these wee buggers in the munchies aisle of your favourite supermarket!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 lb non-nudist peanuts (you know, the kind with their clothes still on!)
  • sea salt, finely ground,to taste
  • cayenne pepper, ground,to taste
  • 1 cinnamon stick, optional
  • 6 whole cloves (optional)
  • oil (for deep frying, NOT peanut oil – they don’t like being cooked in their own kind!)


  1. Take off the peanuts’ clothes – do this after the kids have gone to bed so that they are not aware of any indecent behaviour in your house.
  2. Throw their clothes in the trash – they won’t ever be needing them again.
  3. Deep-fry the now-naked nuts, for only a minute or two, in a wire basket in oil that’s as hot as a Chinese fire-cracker on the 4th of July.
  4. Drain the now-not-so-naked but badly-sunburned nuts for just a few seconds in the wire basket – don’t be a woos and use anything absorbent for this purpose.
  5. While they are still very warm and oily, sprinkle them with sea salt and cayenne pepper, and shake them up so that they all get coated.
  6. Store them in sterile or very clean glass jars with tight-fitting lids.
  7. Optional – pop a stick of cinnamon or a few whole cloves in each jar.
  8. Optional – fool your family and/or guests by putting them in an empty Planter’s (or other brand) peanuts jar that is labelled “Honey-roasted” and then watch their faces as they munch on something that tastes nothing like what they expected!
  9. Serve with cocktails or ice-cold beer.
Most Helpful

These are awesome. My husband is a Marine, so often I send a "goody" to work with him for everyone to enjoy. These were certainly a hit today. In addition to the cayenne, I added some garlic powder and some "essence". Had to cut my teenage son and his buddies off last night so there would be some left for my husband to take to work. Thanks for sharing this.

Bogey'sMom April 05, 2002

I haven't tried cooking this yet, but I have to say that this was the most entertaining recipe read that I've seen on here so far! :-) LOL!

Geri by the Sea May 25, 2002

I just made these, and they really are tasty! I made one batch with cayenne pepper and one with just seasoned salt. The spicy ones have just a nice kick to them! I really enjoyed reading the directions! Funniest recipe I have ever read! I am going to serve these at a jewellery party I am having this Saturday. I will let you know how they go over! I know I like them! Thanks so much for sharing!

Aunty Pen January 20, 2009