Gut Rumbles

June 12, 2006

boiled peanuts

I've posted the recipe before, but I'll do it again for those who missed it. Boiled peanuts are a true Jawja delicacy--- and you need to start with GREEN PEANUTS, not the dried kind. (You see a lot of those dried ones in North Carolina and they taste like blackeyed peas when boiled. Fresh green ones are a LOT better.)

Put 'em in a pot. Add enough water to cover them up. Throw about a half cup of salt in, then bring the water to a boil. Then, lower heat to a nice simmer and cover the pot with a lid. Leave it alone for about an hour.

Then turn the burner off, but leave the peanuts in the pot to soak for another 30 minutes, so they get nice and salty. Then... eat 'em.

They taste GREAT!!!

(You CAN add seafood seasoning, red pepper or hot sauce if you want 'em spicy. You can also add some bacon grease to make 'em a little on the slimey side. I use just salt, but that's me.)


I like them best when they still have just a little bit of a crunch to them but I haven't mastered the timing on that yet. I'm going to try Catfish's Old Bay seasoning the next time I cook a batch.

Posted by: Dawn on June 12, 2006 11:31 PM
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