Boiled peanuts

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  1. NRA_guy

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    Boiled me a batch of peanuts last night.

    They are mighty fine!

    I like the large peanuts and lots of salt.

    Mmmmmmmmmmm dogies! Can't stop eating them.

    Anybody else appreciate boiled peanuts?

    Tis the season.
     
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    Sorry didn't see your thread.

    Easy way is to dump a bunch of green (fresh, raw) peanuts in a pot of boiling water with a cup or two of salt and let them boil a little while. Maybe an 30 minutes to an hour.

    Then turn the heat off and go to bed.

    Next morning boil them a little while longer (maybe 30 minutes or so to suit your taste.)

    If you try to boil them in one session you will be boiling them forever.
     
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    I soak them in fresh water overnight, then dump the water, add fresh water and salt to taste, then boil.

    Mmm, mmm, GOOD! :)
     
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    Instead of telling me HOW, can you explain to me WHY?

    I just don't get it. You have to shell out wet hulls, to eat something that taste like green peas. I just don't see the attraction.... ;a
     
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    They're like crack cocaine. Once you start, you just can't stop.:)

    The only down side is that Jimmy "The Original Wimp" Carter may benefit from my habit.

    Truthfully, eating boiled peanuts is sort of like eating salty boogers.

    But down south we'll eat most anything---except raw fish or undercooked pork, beef, and chicken.

    (Personally, I think boiled crawfish and raw oysters are a little over rated, but I eat them.)

    Different strokes for different folks . . .
     
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    We live in the heart of Georgias peanut region and have been eating them all of my life. If the peanuts are truly green, meaning recently harvested and/or refrigerated until sale, there is no need to soak them. Personally, I won't boil peanuts that have dried out hulls, I'll just eat them raw at that time.

    Green peanuts in an open, rolling boil, will take 1.5 to 2 hours to cook. A good rolling boil is the best. A slow boil takes longer, and leaches flavor in my opinion and taste. We use "about" 1/4 cup of salt per pound of nuts. If this is'nt enough for your taste, add what you want in the last 30 minutes of cooking. Leaving the nuts sitting in the brine after cooking will soak up more salt also. Nuts cooked in a pressure cooker will be done in about 30-35 minutes of pressure boil.

    Really popular around here at harvest time is to throw a Low Country Boil (new potatoes, corn on the cob, smoked sausage and shrimp all boiled together in a Cajun brine)....then boil peanuts in the same brine after the meal has been taken out. PRIMO!

    Boiled peanuts freeze very, very well. We put a bushel or more in the freezer every year for year round enjoyment, just take them out of the freezer and run hot water over them.

    So much for BOILED PEANUTS 101..........this is as always, just my opinion.
     
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    Easier on the bridge work. ;e

    Sez you! :steamed:

    More for me! :)
     
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    I think only people in the south appreciate them,ive always noticed people at school from the north freak out when someone talks about them or is eating some.I love them,i never make them i usualy just find a good roadside\fruit stand ect. that has some.....damn now ive got a craving!
     
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    Are you saying that they have an entirely different taste from their roasted, crunchy kin?

    Like green peas?

    Sounds like something I need to try.
     
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    Question #1- Yes I am! But I love roasted also.

    Question #2- Nothing at all like green peas.

    Yes you do need to try them...down here at home!! ;)
     
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    they make boiled peanuts(its an asian thing too) but they only boil dried raw peanuts, ive never seen a green peanut - must be good fresh like that. ive boiled the dry ones myself but had to boil them for several hours to make them nice and soft, i dont like them al' dente'
     
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    While you can boil them using the conventional method, pressure cooking works much better, IMO. 45 min @ 15 psi for really fresh and 1 hr if they're a little dried-out. Don't forget the salt. Eat 'em while they're warm.
     
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    I'm from the north, and I love 'em. However, I have relatives in the south that introduced me to them when I was just a young'un...my friends think I'm bonkers! But now thanks to you guys, I have to go make some...;f
     
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    once again, I find myself in accordance with JawjaBoy!

    Boiled peanuts are not food,...


    they are a way of life!!!:soap:


    My dad would boil up a mess when I was younger, for the whole family. Strange enough, I have never tried boiling them myself. In the summer, you just drive around rural areas (Lake Lanier, north of Atlanta) and many place sell them. Yummy! @$2.50-3.00 a bag!

    I actually think I may use boiled peanuts as a litmus test among friends. ;e ;f
     
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    ;z ;z
     
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    A BAG??? Heck, the old guy up the road dips them out of a boiling pot fresh into a quart Mason Jar for you to take them home in... ;z ;a ;z
     
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    uuuuuummmm uuummmmm I love me some bolied peanuts now!
    my cousin dose em up right!