Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Braised Peanuts with the Philips Pressure Cooker (Recipe)

Hubs loves braised peanuts a lot a lot a lot. That's the first thing he orders whenever we have lunch at his favorite coffeeshop. I've never gotten round to cooking that for him as it takes ages to soften to the level that he likes. Well, unless i use the crockpot. Gaaaahhh... too long.... too much energy used... also far too much brain juice involved in having to remember that i am actually cooking something and need to check on it. 

And then, one fine day, i saw a friend posting a pic of braised peanuts on her facebook which she cooked using the Philips pressure cooker too. Happy not? Of cos yours truly have to try cooking it and rushed off to the supermarket to buy the biggest and fattest peanuts back. Oh well, not as big and fat as the ones we usually eat but that is not important la, ok. 

Armed with the necessary ingredients for braised peanuts, i placed everything into my Philips Pressure Cooker and pressed a few buttons, and 1hr later..... tadaaaaaaa....

I cooked us a nice pot of soft and yummy braised peanuts. Easy peasy no mess no long waiting no remember to turn cooker off at all, lol!!! 


300g cooking peanuts (buy the biggest ones) 
10 cloves garlic (whack them with a cleaver and remove the skin) 
1 tbsp oyster sauce 
2 tbsp soysauce 
1 tbsp brown sugar 
2 cups water 
1 tsp five spice powder 
1 or 2 star anise (i added in more for decoration, lol) 

Philips Pressure Cooker setting: 

Beans/tendon mode: 59mins kpt 

This setting would suffice depending on the peanuts used. If you feel that the peanuts texture is not soft enough, an extra beans mode round with the default settings should do the trick. If you pre-soak the peanuts the night before, then one round of beans mode should be ok. Go by feel la, ok. Hope you enjoy this Philips Pressure Cooker Braised Peanuts recipe

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