Adobong Mani is a Filipino street food fried peanuts with lots of garlic. This recipe is also a good appetizer.
Why this recipe works
- This recipe requires a small amount of oil. You do not have to use lots of oil, but you need to stir the peanuts not to burn them constantly.
- The garlic adds flavor to the peanuts.
- A good party appetizer.
Oil - use canola, vegetable oil, or grapeseed oil. Avoid strong-flavored oils like sesame oil and olive oil.
Peanuts - shelled peanuts are required for this recipe, also called peanut kernels.
Garlic - use fresh chopped garlic.
Salt - use salt as needed. You do not have to add this if you have diet restrictions.
See the recipe card for quantities.
Step 1: Sauté garlic in oil on medium-low heat.
Step 2: Add the peanuts.
Step 3: Sit the peanuts until coated with oil.
Step 4: Stir the peanuts constantly for 10-13 minutes. The peanuts easily burnt, so please do not let them cook any further than you have to. It will continue to cook for a little after removing it from the pan.
Step 5: Drain the oil.
Step 6: Toss with salt and mix well. Cool completely then serve.
Note: It is normal to hear a clicking or splitting sound while frying the peanuts.
Fried peanuts will last for two weeks in an airtight container.
FAQs and Expert Tips
You can add chopped chilies halfway through cooking or powdered chilies.
When adding salt, add them in small amounts.
I suggest adding salt in small amounts until the desired quantity is achieved.
Pinch one peanut with your finger. If the skin comes out quickly, the peanuts are ready.
When the peanuts are starting to turn brown, stop the cooking process. The peanuts get easily burnt, and once they are burnt, there is no turning back.
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Adobong Mani (Fried Garlic Peanuts)
- 2-3 tablespoons oil
- 1 pound peanuts
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- ½ - 1 teaspoon salt
- Sauté garlic in oil on medium-low heat. Add the peanuts.
- Stir the peanuts constantly for 10-13 minutes.
- Drain the oil.
- Toss in the salt and mix well.
- Serve cool.
- It is normal to hear a clicking or splitting sound while frying the peanuts.
- I suggest adding salt in small amounts until the desired quantity is achieved.