Sunday, October 25, 2009

Boiled peanuts

We just got back from rowing and lying on the beach.

It's another beautiful day here. Hard to believe that it's almost the end of October and it's shirtless beach weather.

For all who wanted to know about boiled peanuts, here's how to fix them.

Boil 1 to 2 lbs of green peanuts in the shell in heavily salted water (about a cup and a half of salt). Cook for about 2 to 3 hours. If you want them spicy, add some Cajun spice.

Test to see if they are done by tasting them! If they are soft then they are done the way most in SC like them. If still crunchy and you like them like that, you're good to go. I don't like mine slimy but slightly firm.

For saltier peanuts, leave in the salt water and strain them to serve.

There you go. Serve these for the next football game and wait for the reaction. You'll either be praised for culinary brilliance or hear a lot of gagging noises.


  1. hmmm - I think it needs more salt...


    Blessings and aloha...

  2. Syd, I am SO LAZY, I'd rather
    eat store-bought out of a jar, than have to peel them. I even would like bananas to arrive unpeeled, wrapped around with, say, ice cream galore, and sauces, whipped cream, etc., etc.

    Is that called Banana Split? --grin! Maybe PG will take up the recipe and pull us into the boiled peanut age! Sure like your posts...and the weather!!!

  3. Wow, those sound fantastic! Oh how I envy your rowing/peanut fest weekends...I need to go buy us a little row boat and take it to the lake about 40 miles away. I love how you truly are enjoying your life and the world around you.

  4. that's what I did wrong I did not put enough salt in.

  5. Hahaha. I like the way you judge your success by if somebody gagged or not.

  6. I love boiled peanuts! I have only had them twice when a friend in Florida served them. He also makes great collard greens. Oh, and home made ice cream.

    I would like to boil some myself, but I don't think you can get green peanuts in Alberta. Maybe I can though. Must check it out.

  7. I think I'll make some for when the Angels win the World Series :)

  8. Where do you get green peanuts? I have never seen them uncooked. I'll bet you have to go Georgia, don't you? teehee

    I did have roasted chestnuts once on the streets of NY...probably not the same, huh? Sounds yummy tho.

  9. Ha..I love this!!! And I think it's great you're sharing the "foodie" side of you too ;)
    Copying and pasting this recipe.

  10. Had a big bowl of boiled peanuts last night, soooo good. Wish I had some more.

  11. Up in Kenya I knew these as Tanzanian ground nuts. Delicious. Can only get redskin peanuts down here in the Cape.

  12. and then you eat them with the shell?

  13. man, that beaching and rowing stuff sounds awesome...

  14. One of the best blogs on recovery I've come across. Truly inspiring...

    Simon Simonnin


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