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Boiled Peanuts

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ryan22re, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. ryan22re

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    How long do you normally boil peanuts before they are done? Question really isn't for all you yankees, as you probably never have had boiled peanuts. Been on the stove for an hour, and I'm getting impatient.
     
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    Hey bud!!! Long time................

    Test 'em. That's how I do parched (roasted) peanuts!


    By the way....................slimy, boiled peanuts.....................I tried 'em, an acquired taste! :crazy:
     
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    I f-in love boiled peanuts. Wife brought me some "green" peanuts for boiling (along with a 1.75 of jack daniels and an 18 pack of bud) and I've got the 'munchies".
     
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    Never had them. What is different about them from roasted ones?
     
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    Put them in water with salt and boil until they are soft. Need to use green peanuts as roasted peanuts don't taste right.
     
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    What do they taste like? Are they real soft or are they kind of like the Edamame (boiled green soybeans) at the sushi bar?
     
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    The consistancy depends on how long they have been boiled and whether they are fresh or dried.

    My dad (who is a yanke) says they tasted like peas. I say they are kind of like crunchy peas. Minus the pea flavor, and taste like peanuts.

    They are boiled in the shells if that makes any difference.
     
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    I will have to try some. I'll have to see if anybody in Cali makes them somewhere. I enjoy trying new foods and do so every chance I get....
     
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    I can't wait any longer.

    Two hours of boiling. Tasted one, seems to be right, as soon as they cool down, I'm gonna eat them.
     
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    hmm I have been wondering how they are made for a while..........sweet now I have a recipe.............

    Regards,
    Remington
     
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    2 to 3 pounds fresh green peanuts
    1 1/2 cups salt
    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.


    From Paula's home cooking.
     
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    I boil mine in a crock pot for around 4-5 hours.I use green peanuts and plenty of salt
     
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    Ooooh ooooh

    Lock this one too Cancan
     
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    They are also delicious if you use Crab Boil instead of Salt:D . Kind of like Canjun flavor boiled peanuts.

    I like them either way, they are best served in an old newspaper bag or bread bag:D

    Ira
     
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    I usually put my in large zip loc bags and put em in the fridge I like em cold
     
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    Better Recipe....

    1lb Raw or Green peanuts
    1c sea salt
    1 container crushed red peppers
    1 package Crab Boil
    2-3 drops of Gold Cap World's Hottest sauce or other really hot stuff... Anything over 1 Million Scoville Heat Units works well... otherwise, about a tablespoon of tobasco sauce.

    Add peanuts and seasonings (minus hot sauce) to a large pressure cooker or slow cooker. Cover with water. In pressure cooker, add water to fill line if there is one, otherwise fill about 3/4 full. In a slow cooker, add water until peanuts float. Add hotsauce and stir thoroughly.

    Pressure Cooker Instructions:

    Set at 12PSI and cover, boil at high heat for 45minutes-1hour. Remove from heat and allow pot to release pressure on it's own. Remove cover, remove Crab Boil package, and serve peanuts hot. You can freeze them or can them in their juices (which is good because it makes them hotter the longer they sit. Tee Hee.)

    Slow Cooker Instructions:

    Cover and cook on low for 24 hours or on high for ~8 hours or until peanuts are tender and you can squeeze water out of them.

    Either way, you will be the hit of the Boiled Peanut crowd with these Cajun Peanuts.
     

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