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ScreamingChicken

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Salting peanuts Thu, 06/13/13 9:50 PM (permalink)
Salted, in-the-shell peanuts are one of my favorite snacks but I'm not particularly fond of the unsalted version, and unfortunately that's what Mrs. Chicken brought home from the store.  Is it possible for me to salt them so that they taste like the real deal?  Or is the salt added as part of the roasting process?
 
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    Foodbme

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    Re:Salting peanuts Fri, 06/14/13 12:55 AM (permalink)
    Are they already Roasted?
    Typically, Raw peanuts are brined in a salt solution, then dryed, then roasted.
    Boiled Peanuts are boiled in a brine solution. Never tried brining then drying roasted penuts but you could try. 
     
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      CajunKing

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      Re:Salting peanuts Sun, 06/16/13 8:38 PM (permalink)
      Brad - You are out of luck, unless they are unopened and you could return them for their salted cousins.
       
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        ScreamingChicken

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        Re:Salting peanuts Mon, 06/17/13 11:07 AM (permalink)
        Thanks for the help.  Yes, they've already been roasted so they may wind up as chipmunk chow...
         
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          pacman

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          Re:Salting peanuts Mon, 06/17/13 11:48 AM (permalink)
          The only possible solution may be to shell them the use Popcorn/Nut Salt on the peanuts themselves.  Might not be the effect your looking for though.  But, if you need salt on your nuts it may do in a pinch.
           
           
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            CajunKing

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            Re:Salting peanuts Wed, 06/19/13 3:30 PM (permalink)
            Hey pacman is on to something
             
            Brad - shell them all put into a butter bowl or bowl with a lid
            add a 1/4 tsp peanut oil to them and close the lid and shake
            then open the lid sprinkle on the popcorn salt or cajun shake close the lid and shake again
             
            the small amount of oil added is not noticable but it will make the nuts sticky (no bad jokes here) and then the salt will stick to them better.
             
             
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              FriedClamFanatic

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              Re:Salting peanuts Wed, 06/19/13 7:13 PM (permalink)
              Why can't you do a "chex-mix" type thing (after you shell them) with a little butter, some salt and roast an hour at 250 turning every 15 mins
               
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                Sundancer7

                Re:Salting peanuts Wed, 06/19/13 9:16 PM (permalink)
                FriedClamFanatic


                Why can't you do a "chex-mix" type thing (after you shell them) with a little butter, some salt and roast an hour at 250 turning every 15 mins

                 
                That would work.
                 
                Paul E. Smith
                Knoxville, TN

                 
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                  CCinNJ

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                  Re:Salting peanuts Thu, 06/20/13 2:50 PM (permalink)
                  Smoke 'em if you got 'em...

                   
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                    ScreamingChicken

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                    Re:Salting peanuts Thu, 06/20/13 2:59 PM (permalink)
                    The oven-roasting approach is interesting, and I got to thinking about peanut brittle as well.  Or maybe even using the Chex mix approach to make some actual Chex mix!
                     
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                      Davydd

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                      Re:Salting peanuts Thu, 06/20/13 4:35 PM (permalink)
                      If you don't do something soon they'll go stale on you! Me? They'd be gone by now salt or no salt.
                       
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