I was walking through the grocery store last week and there they were….
In the southeastern part of the United States, you can drive down back roads and will probably spot a hand painted sign pointing you in the right direction for Hot Boiled Peanuts. My grandparents lived in south Georgia and grew peanuts in their garden. My sister and I would spend a 2-3 weeks with them each summer. We would pick the peanuts straight from the garden and bring them in to be boiled. mmm mmm life doesn’t get any better.
(picture from the internet)
I don’t come across boiled peanut stands in Texas. So I make my own.
I start out with a 20 oz. bag of raw peanuts in their hull. Place the peanuts in a large pot and add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Add a cup or so of salt. I know, I know that sounds like a lot, but it has to penetrate that shell and get to the peanut inside.
You will boil and boil and boil some more to get the inside of the peanut soft. Approximately 2-3 hours. Keep adding water as needed.
After all that boiling you get these beauties.
Just break them open and enjoy.
Keep them in the shell until you are ready to eat them. Place the uneaten peanuts in the refrigerator. They are good cold or hot.
Let me know if you try them.