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Old 10-20-2008, 09:41 AM
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Someone recently mentioned boiled peanuts, and set me to missing them badly. Any recipies out there southern boys?
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:50 AM
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Yeah, stick them in some grits.
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:53 AM
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Why don't you stick them were the sun don't shine.
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Menzies - 10/20/2008 9:50 AM

Yeah, stick them in some grits.
Sounds delicious. Thanks Menz, but I'm not sure about peanuts with my grits, eggs, and hog brains. It may screw up my digestion.
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hhi angler - 10/20/2008 9:53 AM

Why don't you stick them were the sun don't shine.

Angler, he knows not what he is missing, either grits or B. Peanuts.
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I've only cooked them a few times and it has been a long time. My Grandmother would cook a bushel every year and freeze them in Ziploc sandwich bags. They were a great after school treat. All you have to do is run them under some hot water and in a few minutes they are ready to eat.

The fastest way is with a pressure cooker. All you need is peanuts, water, and salt. You can also do them in just a pot of boiling water, but it takes forever. Several hours if I remember correctly.

Most of the time they are boiled with only a little salt, but sometimes Granny would add a ham hock, or some cajun seasoning.

Nothing like fresh boiled peanuts with an ice cold beer! They make perfect boat food too.
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I made them one time for a friends bluegrass get-together in the N GA mountains. One of the "locals" asked me if I took a pee in the boiling water! He said that is what makes them taste great! I think he was serious!

I buy them every time I find them around here. The scummier the seller and the darker, dirtier the water they are boiling them in, the better. I love living on the edge!



Recipe, for real.

Water, salt until slightly less salty as ocean water, (cajun spices, if you want) and green peanuts. Boil the hell out of them. Usually several hours, 4+ at least. It is hard to overcook. Longer is better.



Paula Dean's recipe, from her website..........

Boiled Peanuts
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3 hr 0 min
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Level

Easy
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Yield

about 6 to 8 servings

Close
Times:

Prep
1 min
Inactive Prep
--
Cook
3 hr 0 min
Total:
3 hr 1 min


Ingredients

* 2 to 3 pounds fresh green peanuts
* 1 1/2 cups salt

Directions

Put the peanuts and the salt in a large stockpot. Cover completely with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for at least 1 hour and up to 3 hours. To check whether they are done, pull 1 or 2 peanuts out of the pot and crack them open. When they are soft, they are done. If they are still slightly crunchy, they are not done yet, If they are not salty enough, leave them in the salted water and turn off the heat. When they are done, drain and serve immediately.


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Reel Boobs - 10/20/2008 1:24 PM

I made them one time for a friends bluegrass get-together in the N GA mountains. One of the "locals" asked me if I took a pee in the boiling water! He said that is what makes them taste great! I think he was serious!

I buy them every time I find them around here. The scummier the seller and the darker, dirtier the water they are boiling them in, the better. I love living on the edge!



Recipe, for real.

Water, salt until slightly less salty as ocean water, (cajun spices, if you want) and green peanuts. Boil the hell out of them. Usually several hours, 4+ at least. It is hard to overcook. Longer is better.



Paula Dean's recipe, from her website..........

Boiled Peanuts
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3 hr 0 min
*
Level

Easy
*
Yield

about 6 to 8 servings

Close
Times:

Prep
1 min
Inactive Prep
--
Cook
3 hr 0 min
Total:
3 hr 1 min


Ingredients

* 2 to 3 pounds fresh green peanuts
* 1 1/2 cups salt

Directions

Put the peanuts and the salt in a large stockpot. Cover completely with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for at least 1 hour and up to 3 hours. To check whether they are done, pull 1 or 2 peanuts out of the pot and crack them open. When they are soft, they are done. If they are still slightly crunchy, they are not done yet, If they are not salty enough, leave them in the salted water and turn off the heat. When they are done, drain and serve immediately.


Thanks BOOBS. I'll hold the pee, at least until I'm outside.
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:12 PM
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Yep...32 quart turkey pot.

1/2 container of sea salt.

Bring to boil, add peanuts, reduce heat to low boil...just turning them over or they will boil over.

Cook about 1.5 hours or until you crack one and the peanut inside is tender.

Cut heat, allow to sit until peanuts sink.

Thats it...

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Old 10-20-2008, 03:18 PM
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Does anyone elses teeth feel funny after eating a lot of boiled peanuts?

Is one variety of peanut better than another for boiling?
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:09 PM
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Chit no..but the beer makes me feel warm and fuzzy. Pressure cookers work great. I like the bigger peanuts.

The farmers call it "make"..when ya split 'em an' they're full. Empty.."them p-nuts didn't make". BTW, real p-nuts come from Gawga. an' they gotta be "green". don't want none of them boiled dried p-nuts.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:38 PM
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Try throwing in a bunch of crushed red pepper flakes in with the salt and peanuts. Gives them a little tang......
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:47 AM
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I like the smaller, red p-nuts. Usually 5 lbs., wash in sink, larger pot 2/3-3/4 full water, add washed p-nuts and 1/2 container of salt without stirring, lid on, bring to rolling boil, stir and simmer on low boil until tender (2 1/2-3 hrs.). Turn heat off. The longer they sit now the saltier they are, for me about 20-30 min or until most sink. Pour in collander, grab cold beverages, proceed to front porch.
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We prefer the large green peanuts in my household. You can jazz up the water with cajun seasoning if you are interesting in a more tasty flavored peanut.
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:28 AM
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I grew up in South Georgia and boiled peanuts were always a summertime treat. My Mom only boiled green peanuts in brine. Word was that you couldn't use dried nuts. I would think that to have boiled peanuts year round you would have to resort to dried ones. Has anyone that knows what good boiled peanuts taste like ever tried boiling dried goobers and how do they compare?
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:26 PM
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Boil with a couple of hocks or a hambone and some spices (whatever you like - cajun, red pepper flakes, a few garlic cloves, etc). Washtub full of ice and beer. Now that's a party!

Talk about scummy water.
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:40 PM
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add some pickled jalapeanos. Spice it up a little.
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Let's go all-in and do it right. Buy some pickled pigs feet, limburger cheese and crackers......add some boiled peanuts, some apple moonshine and you have the makings of a great dinner.
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Don't forget great Gawga road food..them 1/4 baked taters fried in oil. Great with those Sausage hot dogs that have been cooking on the rotisserie for hours. Artery plugging but dam good.
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Tireless - 10/21/2008 2:00 PM Let's go all-in and do it right. Buy some pickled pigs feet, limburger cheese and crackers......add some boiled peanuts, some apple moonshine and you have the makings of a great dinner.
What time is dinner? I'll bring the PBR
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