A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 15, 2008
Texas Hot Peanuts

This appears to be the only recipe for Texas Hot Peanuts, duplicated many times on the web. Entry in progress—B.P.


12 December 1984, Paris (TX) News, pg. 1C, col. 2:
TEXAS HOT PEANUTS
1 pound shelled raw peanuts
1/4 cup peanut oil
1 tablespoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Place peanuts in shallow roasting pan; pour peanut oil over peanuts, stir to coat. Roast to 350 degrees F. for 35 minutes, stirring twice. Drain, combine remaining ingredients; roll peanuts in spices, coating well.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Thursday, May 15, 2008 • Permalink