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How to Make Roasted Peanuts

Would you like to try roasting your own peanuts?  AboutPeanuts.com suggests the following methods for conventional oven and microwave roasting.

Conventional oven roasting (Parching):
Place raw peanuts, in shell or shelled, one layer deep in a shallow baking pan.
Roast in a 350 deg F oven - 15 to 20 minutes for shelled and 20 to 25 minutes for in shell peanuts.
Remove from heat just short of doneness desired as peanuts continue to cook as they cool.
Season to taste.
 
Microwave oven roasting: (700 watt oven)*
1 cup raw shelled peanuts
1/2 teaspoon salt
cold water
 
Pour peanuts into colander or wire basket and wet thoroughly.
Sprinkle with salt.
Pour into small microwave safe casserole or pie pate.
For a light roast, microwave on HIGH for 2-1/2 minutes; stir, microwave 2-1/2 minutes longer.
For a darker roast, stir and microwave 1 minute longer, in 30 second increments.
Season to taste.
Peanuts will be crisp when cool.
 
*Note: Cooking time varies, depending on the oven wattage; adjust cooking time and/or wattage output as necessary for oven in use; remember, peanuts continue to cook as they cool.