Roasted red peanuts can be served as a casual dish, as a side at lunch or for just about any get together. They can be served plain or garnished with salt, sugar, garlic or honey. Roasted red peanuts can also be coupled with carbonated beverages, such as beer or soda. The taste of homemade roasted peanuts is fresher than a store-bought kind, and roasting red peanuts yourself is not a daunting task.

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Pour the salt, water and peanuts into the heavy saucepan. Mix the ingredients lightly so that the salt saturates through the water. Set your burner to medium heat, and cook until the water has evaporated. Stir repeatedly.

Spread the peanuts out evenly on your baking sheet once the water has evaporated. Set your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, and place the pan of peanuts in the oven once the oven is preheated.

Cook the peanuts for 30 to 45 minutes. Stir the peanuts by moving them around in the pan with a large spoon once every 10 minutes to even out the roasting. Stirring the peanuts will ensure that they are not overcooked on a single side. The peanuts are done when they look lightly browned. When the peanuts are done, remove them from the oven, and season to taste. You can lightly salt and pepper them for a traditional taste, or you can sprinkle sugar or pour a light coating of honey over them for a sweet taste.

References and Resources

Cooks.com: "Dry Roasted" Type Peanuts