Chili Peanuts

Course : Appetizers
Serves: 8
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2 cups raw peanuts
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin -- ground
3 small dried hot red chiles
1 tablespoon salad oil
1 teaspoon salt

Preparation / Directions:

The lively flavors of cumin and chiles make these peanuts irresistible. To sip alongside, offer ice-cold beer, margaritas, or tomato juice. Preparation Time: About 5 Minutes. Cooking Time: About 25 Minutes. Place the peanuts in a large rimmed baking pan. Bake in a 350øF oven, stirring occasionally, until lightly golden (about 15 minutes). Remove from the oven. Add the chili powder, cumin, chiles, and oil to the pan, blending well. Return to the oven and continue to bake, stirring once, until the peanuts are a golden brown, (8 to 10 Minutes more). Season to taste with the salt. Serve warm or cool.

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