How to Make Delicious Peanut Burger (West African Snack)

Updated on June 10, 2020
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Peanut burger is a popular West African snack.
Peanut burger is a popular West African snack.

What Is Peanut Burger?

Contrary to what some in the West might think, peanut burger is not a hamburger made out of peanuts. Rather, it is a popular West African snack that is loved by kids and adults alike. Made by coating peanuts (also called groundnuts) and then frying them, this snack is easy, inexpensive and delicious.

Peanut burger is best stored in an airtight container, preferably a jar.


  • 3 cups raw peanuts (groundnuts)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups vegetable oil


  1. You can use already roasted groundnuts (peanuts). But if you have raw peanuts, you can roast or fry them yourself. For extra flavor, I start the frying process by first soaking the peanuts in hot water for 15 minutes, then I drain and dry the peanuts for 1 hour. Next, I pour in a nice layer of table salt in a pan and then I fry (roast) the peanuts in the salt until they are brown. Sieve out the peanuts in a tray and leave them to cool.
  2. Break the eggs into a bowl and add the salt and sugar. Whisk together.
  3. In a bigger bowl, pour in the roasted peanuts. Pour in 1 tablespoon of the whisked egg and toss the peanuts. Next, pour in 1 tablespoon of flour and toss.
  4. Repeat the process until both the flour and the eggs are exhausted. This will give you finely coated peanuts.
  5. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the coated peanuts until they are nice and brown.
  6. Your yummy peanut burger is ready.


  • For extra flavor, you can add a drop of vanilla to the egg mixture.
  • You can also add 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg and 1 teaspoon of powdered milk to the flour and mix.

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    • Chidimma Eunice Eneye profile imageAUTHOR

      Eunice Godfrey 

      4 days ago from Nigeria

      Chinyere kedu,

      There are three reasons I can think of why this is happening. One is that you might be adding water to your ingredients. This is wrong. Do not add water to your ingredients. The second reason is that your binding ingredient might not be enough. The binding ingredient in this case is your egg. Make sure you use enough eggs. The third reason is that your wet ingredients to dry ingredients ratio might be off. Don't use too much flour. When you pour in the egg mixture, pour your flour in batches and roll or toss it till all the flour disappears. It should stick to the peanut before you drop them into the fryer. Try these suggestions and get back to me if you have more questions. Thank you.

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      Chinyere gift 

      4 days ago

      Why does my peanut seperates when frying

    • Chidimma Eunice Eneye profile imageAUTHOR

      Eunice Godfrey 

      9 days ago from Nigeria

      Hi Solange,

      The aim is to thoroughly coat the peanuts. That is why you pour in the flour in batches. If you want your burger to be big you can keep using more flour and egg mixture till the burger is the size you want. There is no hard rule on how much flour you should use.

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      Ngek Solange 

      10 days ago

      What Is The Maximum Quantity Of Flour I Can Put In My Peanuts?

    • Chidimma Eunice Eneye profile imageAUTHOR

      Eunice Godfrey 

      4 weeks ago from Nigeria

      Use a teaspoon of melted butter. It is important that you use very little butter to prevent your burger from being soggy and oily.

    • Chidimma Eunice Eneye profile imageAUTHOR

      Eunice Godfrey 

      5 weeks ago from Nigeria

      It is necessary. The coating is just like a pastry. You need butter but not too much.

    • Chidimma Eunice Eneye profile imageAUTHOR

      Eunice Godfrey 

      5 weeks ago from Nigeria

      It's possibly because of the way you roll it. Also you're probably pouring too much flour. Make sure your batter to flour ratio is consistent. If this continues let me know. Also let me know if it works. Thank you

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      Nweke Gift 

      5 weeks ago

      Is it necessary to add butter

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      5 weeks ago

      The ones done look very attractive , mine is not always smooth , may I know why ? And it gets burnt

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 

      9 months ago from Norfolk

      They sound delicious. Definitely something I would like to try. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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      9 months ago

      That's a delicious sounding snack.


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