Gut Rumbles

April 19, 2003

goober peas

From people who commented about boiled peanuts, I gather that some poor souls are confused about this Jawja delicacy. Boiled peanuts ARE NOT like roasted peanuts. Roasted peanuts are crunchy. Boiled peanuts are soft.

You boil peanuts in the shell with lots of salt in the water. Genuine Jawja boiled peanuts are picked green and cooked as soon as you can wash the sand off of them. Boil them for about an hour, then let them soak in the salty water for another hour. Eat them with lots of beer. Freeze what you can't eat if you buy them by the bushel the way I do every September. They'll keep and still be good a year later.

North Carolina CLAIMS to have boiled peanuts, but they lie like dogs there. They take DRIED peanuts and boil them. The shells turn dark and the nut inside tastes like a goddam blackeyed pea when they're done fucking up a perfectly good peanut. Those ARE NOT genuine Jawja baby green boiled peanuts. They are an abomination and anybody who sells those things and calls them "boiled peanuts" should be dragged off and shot.

I am passionate about my boiled peanuts. They are Mother Nature's perfect food, good morning or evening, winter or summer, day in and day out. The five pounds I bought yesterday? Gone. The boys and I went through them the way Sherman went through Georgia. I bought another five pounds today.

They're cooking now. The kitchen smells good. Much deliciousness will come from that pot.

"Democracy, whiskey, sexy?" Bullshit. Try "Salty, Peanutty Ecstacy."

With beer.


Is this the kind of thing one can get in a restaurant down there?

Posted by: Jay Solo on April 19, 2003 06:45 PM

Telling the yankees about boiled peanuts is like telling a virgin about sex. Nothing else comes close, you'll know it when it happens.

Posted by: bob in the hills on April 19, 2003 07:05 PM

Save a few of them goobers, mash 'em into paste,
spread paste on about-to-be-broiled Carp. You'll
come to a new appreciation of carp as delicacy.
(Spear your carp - rod & reel fishing is fun; but
the meat takes on the flavor of acetylcholine and
even boiled peanuts won't kill that taste.)

Posted by: Dave Pearson on April 19, 2003 07:34 PM

Mr. Acidman: I don't know where in NC you have eaten boiled goobers - but obviously not in MY kitchen!!!! Our recipes are the same. Betcha the finished product tastes the same too. I can't guarantee how them hillbillies in the mountains do 'em. BUT I DO 'EM RIGHT!
Come try a pot with me.

Posted by: Indigo on April 19, 2003 09:32 PM

BOILED peanuts?!?!?!? I never heard tell of such a thang!!! seriouly, sounds good but I never have had it. You'll have to treat me to some during the Great World Wide Zander tour lol

Posted by: Zander on April 20, 2003 12:24 AM

It will be my pleasure, Zan. If they're growing when you take the tour. Gotta have 'em green. Acidman's right about that.

Posted by: Indigo on April 20, 2003 10:48 PM
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