This week on Cook Smart, as he happily eats through his own personal tub of “AB’s P-Nut Butter,” Alton Brown challenges all true peanut butter lovers to make their own, starting by frying peanuts in a wok.
This week, the usually articulate host is a little difficult to understand as he’s got a mouthful of peanut butter throughout the segment, so he’s thoughtfully provided subtitles so you can keep up with his directions.
“Although peanuts are often roasted, believe it or not, frying is gonna bring out even more of those toasty flavors and aromas,” says Brown.
After frying a layer of peanuts in peanut oil for up to 10 minutes, all that’s left to do is introduce those peanuts, plus salt and honey, to your food processor in a few batches until they’re chopped finely enough to puree in a single batch.
Alton prefers crunchy peanut butter, and says that “If you want to mix in a little chili oil for kind of a Southeast Asian thing, or some chocolate for a Willy Wonka thing, well, that’s up to you.”
If you need them, written instructions are available on Alton’s website.
In case you missed it, here's last week's episode.
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