4.67 from 3 votes
Spicy Peanuts
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Szechuan style snack, spicy peanuts
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: peanuts, Spicy
Servings: 4
Calories: 490 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 2 cups raw peanuts
  • oil for frying the peanuts
  • 5-7 dried chili pepper ,sliced and remove the seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorn ,whole seed
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground Sichuan peppercorn powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • Salt to taste ,recommend 1.5 teaspoon
  1. Soak the peanuts with water overnight until you can easily remove the skins.
  2. Then drain the peanuts slightly and rub the peanuts with both hands forcefully. The skins will be separated. Then peal the remaining skins.
  3. Transfer the peanuts into an air-tight bag and freeze for 3-4 hours or overnight.
  4. Place peanuts into a pan and add enough oil to cover. Heat over medium fire until the peanuts start to sizzle and floating on the surface. Transfer out and drain off the oil.
  5. Re-add around 1/2 tablespoon of oil and fry Sichuan peppercorn and chili pepper shreds until aromatic. Place the peanuts in. Mix with salt, sugar, five spice powder, Sichuan pepper, salt and white pepper.
  6. Transfer them to an air-tight container, covered and store for 2-3 days until the mala flavor is well absorbed.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Peanuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 63%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Sodium 21mg 1%
Potassium 680mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 3g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 26.5%
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 9.4%
Iron 20.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.