Gather your ingredients; 3 cups red skin peanuts, 2-3 teaspoons fine sea salt, 1 head garlic peeled.
Heat 1 cup (or more) oil in a pan. Oil amount depends on how big your pan is. The bigger the pan the more oil you'll need. It's important for the peanuts to be submerged in the oil for even cooking.
To check if oil is hot enough, dip a bamboo skewer into the oil. If rapid bubbles appear, the oil is ready.
Fry the garlic first.
Move the garlic around to promote even cooking.
When the garlic turns golden, remove from oil and place in a strainer or colander to drain the oil.
Fry the peanuts next. The peanuts will start popping and it will sometimes spit hot oil so be very careful.
Move the peanuts around to promote even cooking. Fry for approximately 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, remove peanuts from oil and place in strainer or colander to drain excess oil.
While still hot, season liberally with fine sea salt (and ground black pepper if you so desire).
Mix thoroughly. Wait for the popping sound to stop (around 5-10 minutes) before eating or it will burn your mouth.