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Basic Roasted Peanuts


  • Raw peanuts
  • Salt


  • Remove stems and leaves from raw peanuts.
  • Place raw peanuts in the shell in a colander and rinse with cold water to remove dirt. Do not soak the peanuts. A quick rinse is all they need. Drain and pour on to a towel and then pat dry with another towel. The peanuts will still be a bit damp.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place raw peanuts, one layer deep in a shallow baking pan.
  • Sprinkle with about 1 - 2 teaspoons of salt.
  • Roast in a 350°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes for in-shell peanuts.
  • Remove from heat just short of doneness desired, as peanuts continue to cook as they cool.


I roasted them for about 20 minutes and then took them out of the oven. Cooking time depends on how roasted you like the peanuts.