Gut Rumbles

June 11, 2006

that's the way ya do it

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I made a trip to the grocery store today. That's five pounds of fresh green peanuts, cookin' on my stove. They cost $1.49 a pound, which I didn't think was too bad a price for this time of year. They should be done in about an hour, plus another 30 minutes to let 'em soak up some salt from the brine.

People, I'm tellin' ya--- and I wouldn't lie about something so important--- them's gonna be GOOD EATING.

Trust me.


Yes sir them do look good. I like to boil mine with lots of garlic and some hot sauce

Posted by: GUYK on June 11, 2006 07:34 PM

Rob, are you going to show us a picture of your nuts after they've been boiled? :)

Posted by: Lisa on June 11, 2006 07:46 PM

I covet.
Idea: iffen you go to Aiken, SC, near the Barnwell plant, their peanuts grow nuclear. The size of little dogs. Not sure they're safe, but I et em.

Posted by: Velociman on June 11, 2006 08:01 PM boil them for how long, and then what do you do? I've never had boiled peanuts. I've heard of people cooking them with jalapenos or putting in some beef bouillon for flavor and cooking them in crock pots.

Posted by: Tessa on June 11, 2006 08:37 PM

I don't understand, you boil the peanuts, looks like they are still in the shell in the picture, then you let them soak. What do you have at the end, peanut butter? Are the ones in the shell at the store not cooked? If not, they are pretty good without boiling them. So confusing, and I am not blond.

Posted by: Galestorm on June 11, 2006 08:42 PM

I sure would like to try that.

How the hell do I get a bag of green peanuts here in Texas????

Posted by: Davidb on June 11, 2006 09:18 PM

Is that white stuff on top your "secret sauce"?

Posted by: rightisright on June 11, 2006 09:59 PM

I LOVE boiled peanuts. Here was have an old balck man, named Mr. Green, who has a little produce stand in the back of his truck. He sell boiled peanuts for $2.00/lb and they are the most WONDERFUL thing I have ever tasted. His other stuff is pretty well priced as well.

And on boiled peanuts - no they don't have the texture of peanut butter, they have more of the texture of a kidney bean/chili bean from the can is the closest thing I can come up with. But a much better flavor, especially if the cook puts enough salt in the brine. And I have never seen green peanuts come in a bag. They are usually in a bin in the produce section.

Posted by: Steph on June 11, 2006 11:53 PM

Like Davidb said, I live in Massachusetts, I don't think a unroasted peanut ever made it across our border.

Posted by: Ron on June 12, 2006 01:56 AM

I love me some boiled peanuts, but you need to put some cajun seasoning and some crystal hot sauce into that water.

Posted by: trouble on June 12, 2006 03:54 AM

They look like those insect larvae you see then natives eating on National Georaphic TV.

Posted by: Tailfeather on June 12, 2006 09:51 AM

I had boiled peanuts when I lived in NC. I'm a Yankee, and I find them quite tasty! I don't believe they crossed my border either.

Some of the ways people suggest making them sound very good, especially with hot sauce and garlic. Has anyone ever tried vinegar? Hmmm...

Posted by: the other Steph on June 12, 2006 05:20 PM

Man, I'm sorry... been around those things all my life, and they are just plain NASTY, DISGUSTING, and a waste of some perfectly good peanuts.

Before ya'll try to impound my redneck card, try a bag of Lance roasted, salted ones dumped straight into a small (8 oz.?) _glass_ bottle of cold Co-Cola. Now thats a proper use of peanuts!

Posted by: Just reading on June 12, 2006 07:18 PM
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