Saturday, August 4, 2007

RECIPE: Wasabi Peanuts

[Note: I have not actually tried this recipe yet, but I could eat wasabi on ice cream. I love wasabi peanuts, but it seems like the only available wasabi snack around here is the wasabi pea. Which, meh. So I found this recipe online and thought I'd post it here so that I'd know where to find it. My other recourse was to print it out, take it into the kitchen and throw it away three days from now when it is rendered unreadable by falling into the sink when the dishwasher is draining.]

Wasabi Peanuts
2 cups whole raw peanuts
2 Tbsp. coarse salt ( it will be discarded, just keep reading; they aren't THAT salty)
1/2 T. cornstarch
2 to 3 T. wasabi paste
1 egg white

Put peanuts in large bowl. Sprinkle with coarse salt and work it through with your hands, breaking peanuts in half. (The salt helps split the peanuts while instilling salty flavor without overdoing.) Empty peanuts into sieve and let salt fall through and discard.

Mix wasabi with cornstarch and egg white and beat with fork until foamy. Pour over peanuts and mix well. Spread on non-stick or lightly oiled baking sheet and bake at 350° F for 30 to 40 minutes or until peanuts are roasted and dry. Cool and store in airtight container.

NOTE!!!! Before making that recipe, check out this post, where I give a much better "recipe" for wasabi peanuts!!! You make the recipe above at your peril.


Kbg said...

Are you making these and bringing them on Friday? They don't sound like your average supermarket peanuts...LOL.

krissy said...

Are these any good? because I'm going to experiment too on wasabi on some dishes but I'm afraid it might be to spicy.