How to fry peanuts in the microwave

How to fry peanuts in the microwave

The microwave is not indispensable, but it is considered one of the main assistants to the mistress in the kitchen. It allows you to save time, if necessary, quickly heat up food without using excess oil, bake vegetables that have a long cooking time, prepare other dishes. However, few people decide to fry peanuts in the microwave. The reason is that not everyone knows how to fry peanuts in the microwave properly, and without this knowledge, culinary experiments often prove doomed to failure.

Cooking Features

If you fry the peanuts in the microwave wrong, then it will be overcooked outside and damp inside. In order to cook in a microwave delicious peanuts, it is necessary to study the recommendations for the implementation of this process.

  • In a microwave oven, peanuts are usually roasted, not peeled, but freed from the shell. It is possible to fry it without husk, but spending time on its removal is impractical, since after frying it will be very easy to remove it: for this it is enough to put the nuts between your palms and rub them a little. But the shell, if purchased unpeeled raw peanuts, will have to be removed.
  • If you cleaned the peanuts from the shell with your own hands, then you can not wash the nuts. In this case, it will take 3-4 minutes to make a glass of peanuts. If you have purchased peeled peanuts in the store, then it is better to rinse and dry well with a towel. Then the total frying time will increase by 1, 5-2 minutes.
  • Peanuts are roasted on strong power (700-800 watts), including a microwave oven several times for a time not exceeding a minute. In the interval, the microwave should be opened and the nuts mixed with a wooden spatula (not with your hands!). Only in this case can they be roasted evenly and not burned.
  • The capacity for cooking peanuts in the microwave should be chosen with a large flat bottom. Some offer to fry it, laid out on a large flat dish or directly on the disk of the microwave cabinet. Others advise putting nuts in containers, as it will be easier to mix peanuts in them. You can choose any option, while taking into account that in any case, many nuts can not be applied: the maximum portion - 0, 2 kg.
  • When frying peanuts in the microwave, to determine the degree of its readiness, you should not focus on the color: the color of well-done fried nuts with this method of cooking may seem slightly undercooked. It is better to cool a couple of nuts and taste them.
  • After the peanut is fried, do not remove the container with it from the microwave for another 10 minutes - during this time the nuts will “reach”.
  • Peanuts have a high density, so they do not cool down immediately. At least 20-30 minutes after the nuts are removed from the microwave, they should not be touched and even more so.

Peanuts in the microwave can be fried without any additives, but many do it with salt. In this case, it becomes tastier and is suitable as a snack for beer. However, if you wish, you can also make sweet peanuts, which children will surely like and suit tea, cocoa, as well as wine.

Recipe for Salted Peanuts


  • peanuts - 0, 2 kg;
  • salt - 5-10 g;
  • camelina oil (optional) - 10 ml.

Preparation Method:

  • Prepare the peanuts: peel off or wash, if necessary. Washed peanuts must be blotted with a napkin, trying to completely remove moisture from it.
  • Put the nuts in a microwave oven with a wide, flat bottom.
  • Sprinkle nuts with salt and, if desired, get an extraordinary taste, sprinkle with a small amount of camelina oil.
  • Turn the oven on at about 750 watts for 30 seconds. Open the door and gently mix the nuts, wait a minute and then turn on the microwave for half a minute at the same capacity.
  • Roast peanuts for a total of 3-5 minutes, including the microwave every 30 seconds and stir the nuts each time.
  • Leave the prepared nuts in the microwave for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the nuts from the oven and, wearing cloth gloves, rub the peanuts in small portions between your palms to peel off the film.
  • Put peeled peanuts in a beautiful vase and serve.

Salty peanuts are good not only with beer, but just like that, it is so tasty.

Sweet Peanut Recipe


  • peanuts - 0, 2 kg;
  • icing sugar - 20-25 g.

Preparation Method:

  • Clean, wash and dry the peanuts if necessary. Fold it on a wide dish suitable for use in a microwave.
  • Microwave and fry 7-8 times for 30 seconds, each time between microwave inclusions, take a dish of nuts from it and gently stir them. Power choose the maximum.
  • Leave the peanuts in the microwave for 10 minutes, then remove and peel off by rubbing between your palms. To avoid getting burned, wear cloth gloves or wrap the peanuts in a dishcloth before this.
  • Mix the peeled peanuts with powdered sugar, which can be made from granulated sugar by grinding it in a coffee grinder.
  • Microwave for another 30 seconds and let it cool for at least 5 minutes again.
  • Remove, cool and serve as a dessert for tea.

Roasted peanuts in powdered sugar is an excellent delicacy that will appeal not only to children.

You can fry peanuts in the microwave without sugar or salt, it will still be quite tasty.

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