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How To Fry Groundnuts Without having Stones Inside

How to Fry Groundnuts(peanuts) using Garri

Fried groundnuts(peanuts) seem to be the favorite appetizer food of most people. The special aroma it brings and the butter-nature it produces during the chewing of well-fried groundnut seeds makes it almost irresistible to most people who could not do without chewing at least one-handful of fried groundnut a day.

Though many people appear to have abstinence from the eating f fried groundnut seeds with the belief that it contributes to the growth of pimples on the face while some people just like the excessive consumption of fried groundnut.

Despite the little number of people avoiding the consumption or too much consumption of fried grounds, majority still patronize and welcome the special food that blends with most African dishes. For instance, fried groundnut seeds blend well with soaked Garri (powdered and fried cassava tubes), it blends well with bread and soft drink, and during hot afternoon you can take banana with fried groundnuts(peanuts) to boost your energy. Fried Groundnuts(peanuts) equally blends well Abacha (sliced and processed cassava tube). Fried groundnuts(peanuts) can be used to make groundnut butter used in chewing of garden eggs and sliced bread.

Fried groundnuts(peanuts) has offered a lot in the list of Africa delicacies and will continue to do so. However, while most people enjoy the consumption of this special ground, only few know how to process it perfectly to meet the standard of those they are getting from the market. If someone did not carry out a proper research, making a fried groundnut could lead to waste of money and time because almost half of the ground nuts may get burnt. This experience has discouraged many people from trying to fry the groundnuts(peanuts) by themselves.

Nevertheless, this post will give you all the details you need to enable you fry groundnuts(peanuts) perfectly and meet the standard of those you normally buy from the market. The various methods used in frying groundnuts(peanuts) and the problems associated with them.

HOW TO FRY GROUNDNUTS(PEANUTS) USING GARRI

How to Fry Groundnuts(peanuts) using Garri

How to Fry Groundnuts(peanuts) using Garri

The popular way of frying groundnuts(peanuts) recently is to use either white Garri or red Garri. This method gives the advantage of having groundnuts(peanuts) that are not burnt or contain any stone.

Though this method offers the two advantages, it is very costly when you consider how much a cup of Garri costs recently. Therefore, you may use it if you have Garri and want to fry small quantity of groundnuts(peanuts).

Those who used it are beginners who don’t want to make mistake in making fried groundnuts(peanuts) for personal consumption.

To fry groundnuts(peanuts) using Garri this is what you need to do;

First of all, soak the groundnuts(peanuts) in a bow of water and filter the water out few minutes later. Pour the groundnuts(peanuts) on a grater to allow the water to drain out. During the process, add salt to the ground and make the salt to go round the whole parts of the groundnuts(peanuts) in the grater.

Position your frying pan on the stove and put moderate heat to it until the frying gets dry and becomes hot.
Pour in your small quantity of Garri like about one cup or two cups into the frying pan and start stirring it with a spoon or wood turner.

Frying of Groundnuts using Garri

Frying of Groundnuts using Garri

Once the Garri gets hot, add the groundnuts(peanuts) into it.

 

Frying of Groundnuts using Garri

Frying of Groundnuts using Garri

Start turning the groundnuts(peanuts) with the hot Garri inside the frying pan using wooden turner or big spoon. Continue this process for about 15minutes.

Frying of Groundnuts using Garri

Frying of Groundnuts using Garri

The first thing you will notice is that the color of the groundnuts(peanuts) will start changes from dark brown to light brown.
Continue turning and ensure your stove heating is very moderate. Once the groundnuts(peanuts) start peeling out its shells and the color of the inside start getting brown from its initial milk color. Bring out some of the groundnuts(peanuts) and test it. If it is ready, the ground will have the normal aroma of fried groundnuts(peanuts) and will be very light and dried.

Frying of Groundnuts using Garri

Frying of Groundnuts using Garri

You can turn your stove off and allow the Garri to cool with the groundnuts(peanuts) inside. Then proceed to separate the groundnuts(peanuts) from the Garri.

You can store your fried groundnuts(peanuts) in a bottle and keep in a warm place. Please note; do not put fried groundnuts(peanuts) in a refrigerator.

 

HOW TO FRY GROUNDNUTS(PEANUTS) USING SAND

 

This is an ancient method used in frying groundnuts(peanuts) before the idea of using Garri came up. However, this method has its own disadvantages especially the problem of having sand stones inclusion in the groundnuts(peanuts) after the whole process has been completed. This turnout to make people chewing this type of fried groundnuts(peanuts) to have the experience of chewing small stones as they are chewing the groundnuts(peanuts). It takes a serious and careful selection process to completely remove any trace of sand stones in this type of fried groundnuts(peanuts).

 

Frying Groundnuts using sand

Frying Groundnuts using sand

 

This major disadvantage and the tedious process involve in trying to remove sand stones from the fried groundnuts(peanuts) appears to be the main reason some people opt for the option of using Garri.

However, despite the disadvantage, the use of sand for frying groundnuts(peanuts) is the cheapest and fastest way of frying large quantity of groundnuts(peanuts) within a short time. However, it has higher tendency of getting the groundnuts(peanuts) burnt if you are not experienced.

 

Frying Groundnuts using sand

Frying Groundnuts using sand

 

The method is mostly employed by business women who fry groundnuts(peanuts) regularly for commercial purpose and wouldn’t want to incur the cost of buying Garri which is as expensive as the groundnut itself.

To try this method here are the procedures to do so:

First of all, soak the groundnuts(peanuts) in a bow of water and filter the water out few minutes later. Pour the groundnuts(peanuts) on a grater to allow the water to drain out. During the process, add salt to the ground and make the salt to go round the whole parts of the groundnuts(peanuts) in the grater.

 

Frying Groundnuts using sand

Frying Groundnuts using sand

 

Turn your stove on and position your frying pan on the stove. Allow the pan to get fully dried and then add your sharp sand into the frying pan.

Allow the sharp sand to get hot and stir the sand to distribute the hotness to all parts.

Then add the groundnuts(peanuts) in the grater into the frying pan.

Start turning the groundnuts(peanuts) with the hot sand in the frying pan for about ten minutes and take note of the color changes.

The moment the color changes from dark brown to light brown and some of the shells of the groundnut start peeling off, bring out few of the groundnuts(peanuts) and test if it is ready.

Otherwise, allow it for a few more minutes (about two minutes more) by stirring continuously with the hot sand.
Once you have got the real taste of fried groundnut, turn off your stove immediately and start bringing out the ground from the sand.

Note that allowing the groundnuts(peanuts) to stay inside the hot sand after the stove is turned off can make some to get burnt. If you will leave the fried groundnuts(peanuts) to cool with hot sand in t5he frying pan, then, you will need to turn off the stove earlier and allow the groundnuts(peanuts) to fry completely with the remaining heat in the frying pan.

 

HOW TO PREVENT SAND INCLUSION IN YOUR FRIED GROUNDNUTS(PEANUTS)

As started earlier, sand inclusion is common with those fried groundnuts(peanuts) made with sands. However, we can avoid such occurrence by first of all selecting the sand size.

We can use larger grain size of sharp sand by using a grater to sieve out the small sharp sands out leaving only the big ones behind for flying of the ground groundnut.

Though this process will not guarantee hundred percent sand exclusion from the fried ground, it will certainly eliminate the possibility of chewing small sands when chewing the fried groundnut. The only problem here is that you can chew large grain of sharp sand if the fried groundnuts(peanuts) were not separated properly from the sharp sand.

I believe by now you can comfortably fry your groundnuts(peanuts) using any of the mentioned methods above.

 

 

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