Fiesta de Sabor: Cacahuetes Fritos (spicy fried peanuts)

Let’s spice up your snack time with a popular Mexican treat, Cacahuetes Fritos (Spicy Fried Peanuts). This snack is a perfect blend of crunchy peanuts, fiery chili, and a hint of lime, offering a taste explosion that’s hard to resist.


  1. 2 cups of raw peanuts
  2. 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  3. 2 teaspoons of chili powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Zest of 1 lime

Optional Ingredients:

  1. A pinch of smoked paprika for extra smokiness
  2. Lime wedges for serving

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Preparation and Cooking Details:

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the peanuts and stir until they are well coated with the oil.
  3. Cook the peanuts, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and lime zest.
  5. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the peanuts and stir well to ensure all peanuts are evenly coated.
  6. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  7. Remove from heat and let the peanuts cool before serving. They will become crunchier as they cool.