How to Use Peanuts
At Aunt Ruby's we recognize the delicious nature of peanuts, both by themselves and when added to some of your favorite dishes. Here is a closer look at how to use peanuts in everyday cooking.
Use them Flavored or Cook Raw Peanuts
You can take advantage of Aunt Ruby's selection of flavored peanuts or our Raw Peanuts. If you choose to use raw peanuts, you gain a lot of versatility as you can flavor them to match your menu. To cook them in oil, just add a teaspoon of oil, peanut oil or canola work well to a medium skillet on medium-low. Add about 1/3 cup (or more) to the oil and let the mixture heat. You will need to shake the pan and coat the peanuts in the oil and then keep them moving, so they don't burn. The peanuts should be cooked in about 3-minutes or when they are looking toasted. Once they start to toast - add your flavoring. Considerations include garlic, spices, brown sugar, etc. Lime juice is also a good way to add a little zing to peanuts. If you are using flavored peanuts, such as honey roasted peanuts, then all you need to do is make sure that they are the size you need them to be. Half peanuts are perfect for salads or you can add 1/3 cup or so of peanuts to a plastic zip bag and gently reduce their size with a kitchen mallet.
Peanuts in Salad
Flavored peanuts add a host of goodness to green salads. Whether you are flavoring them yourself or adding one of Aunt Ruby's wonderful flavored peanuts to your salad, it's going to be good.
Flavored Peanuts in Peanut Butter Cookies
Spice up those peanut butter cookies with honey roasted or chocolate covered peanuts. The ratio is usually 1/2 cup peanuts to your standard cookie recipe.
Flavored or Cooked Peanuts for Peanut Sauce
Peanut sauce is a common condiment in cooking. You can use it in salad dressing, as a dip, or a rub for meat. It all starts with good peanut butter and you can make the best peanut butter with Aunt Ruby's peanuts.
Now that your hungry, check out the entire peanut selection from Aunt Ruby's.