Salted, roasted, beer covered, in the shell or spiced, peanuts have always been a familiar snacking food as well as being enjoyed smothered onto sandwiches as a butter. But have you discovered the joys of cooking with peanuts?
Whole or chopped peanuts peanuts lend themselves well to both sweet and savoury cooking. They add a distinctive quality to Asian food like satay sauce as well as being a delicious garnish on noodles or stir-fries. In sweets they are also great baked into cookies or pies.
If might also surprise you to know that peanuts are actually legumes, and grow beneath the ground and have a particularly rich protein concentration.
Take a look at these sweet and savoury peanut recipes and you'll find out that the humble ground nut has a lot to offer when it comes to cooking up a tasty dish.