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Friday, October 01, 2010

Boiled Peanuts

A surprising number of snack foods are purchased ready to eat.  Boiled peanuts are a very popular and traditional old southern snack.  They are often found at flea markets and other outdoor events in the southern US states.  The going price is around $4 for about 2 cups of boiled peanuts.

boiled peanuts
The boiled peanuts have a dark shell with a bit of a sheen.  They are a wonderful warm, salty snack well worth shelling!  They are on the wet side so a serviette is recommended.

According to Paula Deen boiled peanuts are quite easy to make at home.  There are only three ingredients - raw peanuts, water and salt.  The unshelled raw peanuts are boiled in the salt water until they are soft, about 2 hours.  They are served warm.  If you can't find raw unshelled peanuts in local stores they can be bought online for about $11 for 5 lb which isn't a bad price at all.

4 food lovers commented:

LindaG said...

Boiled peanuts smell terrible. They fix them here at the flea markets for people to buy. Have ventilation ready.
You can often buy raw peanuts at the farmers markets if anyone grows them.
Until a couple years ago, I hadn't even heard of boiled peanuts. Don't know why anyone would boil them when you can just roast them, haha.
Have a great weekend! :)

Style Your Food Recipes said...

LOL yeah Linda I have to agree with you on that one. I hate the smell. yuck. lol

w0rkingAth0mE said...

Boiled peanuts was very popular in our country, i love eating this one together with my daughter who loves any kind of peanuts. And the fact it has nutritional values, love it.

Shabnam Ahsan said...

I love peanuts...roasted peanuts are my favourite snack...never heard of boiled peanuts...will try it definetely