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How To Salt Unsalted Peanuts

How To Salt Unsalted Peanuts

The easiest way to salted unsalted peanuts in their shells is to place them into a bowl and spread a little salt over them. You might not enjoy eating the already-roasted unsalted peanuts as much just sprinkling some salt on top, since the salt you added will probably get deposited in the bottom of the container.

Because unsalted peanuts soak up moisture better than salted ones, it is important to watch for these as you are roasting. It is best to fry salted peanuts well into their roasted in-ground salt, so that they also get that ideal crispy bite.

Because hulled peanuts are, well, shelled, they cannot be salted using some methods like roasting them in an oven or heating them on a stovetop. The butter-and-salt method would work fine with shelled peanuts, but peanuts would not have been dried-roasted, and they do not have the exact same texture.

A quick search of recipes turned up shelled peanuts which would basically just have the salt just on the outside, and a curious recipe from Alton Brown that called for coating peanut oil with peanut shells then salting them, a method which would lead to really browned, salty peanut shells in the best case scenario, but not any real salty flavor in the peanuts themselves. It is important to note that salting peanuts with brine is a very familiar and popular method for brining any nut, not just peanuts. It is also interesting to note that peanut companies are now using this in-shell salting technique to give peanuts some exciting new flavors. While diluted tricks work, you could also use the peanuts in a recipe that otherwise calls for salt, and skip the salt.

If you are looking to boost flavor in food, but you do not want to use salt, there are many other ways you can get the same results. If you prefer to avoid using salt in cooking, there are a few healthier alternatives that you can use instead. If you are looking to ensure your daily intake of salt is in line with recommended amounts, consider using healthy alternatives to salt for making unsalted roasted peanuts delicious.

RequirementsSteps
Salted NutsPut the salted nuts in a bowl
WaterPour water on them until they are fully soaked
BowlCook them until the are fully roasted
Steps required to roast salted nuts.

You can mix more or less salt into your water, depending on how salty you want the unsalted roasted peanuts. Once your peanuts are not super glossy or oily anymore, it is time to dust them with some popcorn salt, or whatever other kind of salt you prefer. To keep the falls from happening, just throw a bit of salt over top of your roasted peanuts before serving. To salted roasting peanuts, just put salted nuts into a bowl and pour warm water on top of them until fully soaked.

Watch this video to learn how to make salted peanuts at home

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You can salt nuts in the oven, brine them, steam them, or by heating them gently on a burner. If you mistakenly bought some nuts that were roasted, the only way for you to remedy this is to add a little salt that is coarsely ground into those nuts, and give them a good shaking in the container to get that salt distributed evenly across them. If you would like to use more salt, you can put your nuts into a big mason jar and cover it with the salt. You may also opt to soak the macadamia nuts beforehand in conventional butter, however, you might find that salt has more difficulty sticking to the nuts if using the salt method.

For instance, using oil while heating the nuts to brine will impart a saltier dimension to the nuts compared to heating them with no oil. Because you do not want to toast nuts that have already been roasted a second time, you are probably better off using the gentler heating methods of a stovetop in order to achieve nicely salted nuts. Since this process involves toasting or baking your nuts, attempting to salted nuts that are roasted a second time only ruines the flavor for you by adding bitterness. Do not worry if you do not have the time to get out the skillet, heat it up on the stove, get out a bottle of oil, etc. You can use the oil to help salt adhere to the unsalted roasted nuts without having to heat them up in a skillet.

The good news is there is a simple way to ensure that popcorn salt sticks that much better on unsalted, already-roasted peanuts. Even though unsalted peanuts that are already roasted produce only a tiny bit of their natural oils, the oils that you are adding to your skillet are going to make them gooey enough for salt to grab. In some cases, something as simple as adding some popcorn salt to unsalted roasted peanuts may put an end to this dilemma.

Depending on what method you wish to use to prepare it, and what health goals you have for yourself, there are many ways you can prepare salted peanuts at home.

To give it a bit of flavor, you can try out the Salted Peanut Recipe, which will combine the benefits of peanuts along with a little bit of your daily dose of sodium. Without salt, you will be able to enjoy the natural sweetness of the SUPER FERIDIES. I have got to admit, I like peanuts, especially when it is a candies flavor that has added a little bit of salt. We all love nuts, and when properly salted, they would be a perfect snack for any occasion.

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While salt does enhance the flavor of roasted peanuts (and a lot of others, too), unfortunately, too much can wreak havoc with your health in many ways. It is important to know that overconsumption of salt may cause health problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, kidney stones, stomach ulcers, and even cancer. Salting nuts that are not shelled means that you can brine, bake on the stovetop, roast in the oven, or even steam your nuts for a crunchy, irresistibly salty outcome. I spoke with my good friend Tom Nolan of Hampton Farms to find out more about the mystical process that they use to salt their nuts prior to shelling.

How do you get seasoning to stick to nuts?

Use Egg white and butter, or blanch the nuts in boiling water to help the spices stick to the nuts. A few recipes call for frying the nuts in oil before seasoning them, but this adds extra fat.  You can consider making them just as tasty without all the extra calories.

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How to salt unsalted roasted peanuts in the shell?

One method is to sprinkle salt on the peanuts after they’ve been roasted. You can also add salt to the cooking oil before you roast the peanuts. Or, you can make a saltwater solution and soak the peanuts in it for a few hours before cooking.

What to do with unsalted peanuts?

If you’ve ever found yourself with a bag of unsalted peanuts so you can do the following things:

  • Use them in a stir-fry or curry.
  • Make a peanut sauce for dipping or to top off a dish.
  • Toast them and sprinkle them on top of a salad.
  • Make your own peanut butter at home.
  • Add them to a trail mix.