My "Rad" Roasted Peanuts are a well browned to dark/very dark roasted
peanut, and enhanced with an infusion of roasted whole coffee beans. They are roasted
in small batches in a Black & Decker Dine In model toaster oven. Roasting time
to bring out the oil of the peanut, the whole coffee beans, and the small cavity
of the toaster oven, is what gives these peanuts a flavor punch (who needs all that
salt) you won't find in any store bought roasted peanuts.
Heat toaster oven to 300 degrees F. Line the bottom of a shallow baking pan with
some aluminum foil and lay down a bed (about 2/3 to 1 cup) of whole roasted coffee
beans, preferably a Columbian supremo or a French roast.
Place in-the-shell raw
peanuts, about 3 good handsful, over the coffee beans.
Place in toaster oven. Cook
about 35 minutes, removing and tossing peanuts and beans around once, midway through
the roasting process.
Remove from oven and let cool for about ten minutes before
attempting to eat. Store uneaten peanuts, along with some of the coffee beans in
an airtight lidded container.
Be sure to enjoy a few, if you can control yourself, peanuts while they are still