Boiled Peanuts

by Karman August. 29, 2011 3925 views

This is a southern delicacy. :)
This is an acquired taste. :)
People usually LOVE or HATE them.
Me ~ I LOVE them.

Take one bag of green or salted peanuts
Place them in a big pan
Cover them with water
Add 1/4 cup salt (can add more if you like salt)
Boil them for about 6 hours (they are like beans)
Eat them HOT!!! by sucking the juice, cracking the shell, and then eating the meat (peanut).
Divide what is left into freezer bags
Freeze for later
Heat and Enjoy.
These make a great snack. (at least for me)

There are some restaurants that offer them. I know here in Missouri the one place is called Bandanas.

1. Recipe with Crockpot [food.com]

2. Recipe for different version [simplyrecipes.com]

3. Recipe from About.com [southernfood.about.com]

4. Recipe for Cajun Style [allrecipes.com]

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Arie 9 years, 11 months ago

Looks interesting...

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Bee 9 years, 11 months ago

Oh, yes! I love these! My mom used to make these for snack a lot. Definitely better than dried peanuts!

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Brenda Nelson 9 years, 11 months ago

I knew when you posted these for the hunt, you would have folks wanting the recipe! I don't like them boiled, but you have to pull me away from the roasted ones! Great photo, Karman!

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Thomas Thompson 9 years, 11 months ago

Thats interesting not sure about it but interesting

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jay 9 years, 11 months ago

Yessiree, this is very typical at home in southeastern Virginia. We boil the skins off them and throw them wet into the oil and it makes a wonderful crunchy blistering effect and taste. We make soup and pies with it as well as butter of course, and this is the stuff that makes me homesick!! Thanks for posting this.

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Marsha 9 years, 11 months ago

I love peanuts....might have to try that! Thanks for sharing, Karman!

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Mallusatish Reddy 9 years, 11 months ago

This is one of the favorite snack here in India, wonderful post~!~

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Art Bee 9 years, 11 months ago

There is only one place around these parts that grow peanuts. I wonder if they have ever heard of this recipe for boiled peanuts.......hummmmm I just might go and find out!
I would like to try them myself, but raw peanuts are not sold here. Thanks for sharing your recipe and links!

9 years, 11 months ago Edited
Patricia Gonzales 9 years, 11 months ago

Mmmmmmm ..... very interesting.
Sounds like something to try on one o those cold winter days! Thanks!

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