Monday, 18 February 2008

Hot and Spicy Peanuts

Addictive nibbles to serve at sundowner time. In Zimbabwe at sundowner time it is traditional to get together with friends and have a few drinks, some snacks and lots of gossip! 1 tablespoon  vegetable oil 2 large  garlic cloves -- very finely chopped 2 cups  salted skinless peanuts 1 tablespoon  ground cumin 1 1/2 teaspoons  cayenne or chilli pepper 1 teaspoon  salt 1 teaspoon  sugar -- (optional) Heat oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook for a few seconds. Add peanuts, cumin, cayenne and salt; stir until thoroughly combined and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Remove from heat; stir in sugar if desired. Serve warm or allow to cool and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Makes 2 cups. Enough for nibbles for 4 to 6.

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