‘Strange flavour’ peanuts (guai wei huang sheng) are an incredibly moreish sweet, salty and spicy snack from China. They’re traditionally made by frying or candying peanuts flavoured with Sichuan pepper, chilli and sesame - this quick version is made in the oven, but with the same delicious 'strange flavours' as the original!
‘STRANGE FLAVOUR’ PEANUT BLEND (1 portion = 2 tbsp): Sichuan pepper, white SESAME, chives, onion, garlic, chilli, cumin, paprika
May contain CELERY and MUSTARD. Allergens are listed in CAPITALS
‘Strange Flavour’ Peanuts Recipe:
PREP 0 mins
COOK 20 mins
Serves 4 as a snack
200g roasted salted peanuts
1 egg white (any size) or use an extra 1 tbsp oil for a vegan version
2 tbsp sugar
1 portion of ‘STRANGE FLAVOUR’ PEANUT BLEND
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4
Mix the egg white with the sugar, 1 tbsp oil, 'STRANGE FLAVOUR' PEANUT BLEND and ¼ tsp salt to a smooth paste, then stir in the peanuts
Bake the peanut mix on a baking parchment lined tray for 10 minutes, stirring regularly, or until the nuts are dark golden-brown and the seasoning is caramelised and crispy around the edges
Leave to cool before serving
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