BOILED PEANUTS

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Hode
Cheeseburger
2003/05/14 12:33:34
Man I cannot get enough of them! My family is fortunate to have southern relatives who will send us the green peanuts by the pounds so that we can boil them up fresh and hot!
At Myrtle Beach at the local baseball stadium home of the Pelicans , there is a man with a large cauldron boiling away those tender salty gems. What a combo baseball boiled peanuts and a cold beer!
Won't be long before that box arrives at our door , better get some extra salt and maybe some beer.
Sold at roadside and at flea markets / some flavor them with cajun seasonings or spice them up with hot peppers. I like them on the salty side and boiled a little extra so that you can even eat the shell.
Bushie
Filet Mignon
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/14 14:01:44
The first time I tried boiled peanuts would have been sometime in the early 80's. At the time, I thought they were awful. However, over the years I developed a real taste for them, and now I'll always stop at a roadside stand that has a sign (usually hand-painted ) that says they sell Hot Boiled Peanuts. Seems like the more "rustic" the stand, the better the peanuts!
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/14 15:59:33
The best signs simply say, "Boil Peanut", crudely lettered on a large piece of cardboard.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/14 16:24:18
quote:
Originally posted by Bushie

The first time I tried boiled peanuts would have been sometime in the early 80's. At the time, I thought they were awful. However, over the years I developed a real taste for them, and now I'll always stop at roadside stand that has a sign (usually hand-painted ) that says they sell Hot Boiled Peanuts. Seems like the more "rustic" the stand, the better the peanuts!


The best thing I can say about boiled peanuts is they are goood will your evening libation and they are messy. Locally in the Gatlinburg/Sevierville/Pigeon Forge area, they are sold with Tabasco, Garlic, Onion and some other spices which are really good, which react well with the evening libation.

I buy them frequently and enjoy.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Bushie
Filet Mignon
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/14 23:26:04
Sundancer, knowing how you love to cook, I suspect you might have tried boiling some yourself. Yes? If you have, please share your method.

Hode, since you obviously cook them at home, can you share some tips?

Finally, WHERE CAN I ORDER RAW PEANUTS I've got a turkey fryer sitting out back that's just waiting to get filled with water and green peanuts (and some hot and savory spices).
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/15 14:57:18
quote:
Originally posted by Bushie

Sundancer, knowing how you love to cook, I suspect you might have tried boiling some yourself. Yes? If you have, please share your method.

Hode, since you obviously cook them at home, can you share some tips?

Finally, WHERE CAN I ORDER RAW PEANUTS I've got a turkey fryer sitting out back that's just waiting to get filled with water and green peanuts (and some hot and savory spices).

Bushie: everytime I have bought them in Knoxville, it has been at the farmers market. I don't like to buy a lot because the only use I get from them is for boiling. The recipe for boiling them is a little like cross country skiing. You can become instantaneously mediocre. My way is very simple I add water, enough seasoning that after a while, it will soak through the outer layer of the peanut. I like to add onions, hot sauce of your choice (I use Choala) and I use onion salt. If you do not, they are a little bland.

Makes for a tasty mess. Goes great with your favorite libation.

A lot of people cook with peanuts.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Bushie
Filet Mignon
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/15 15:13:51
Thanks, Sundancer! I found some websites where I can order raw peanuts in the shell (I've never seem them in stores here), so I'm doing that today. One more question please :

How long do you boil them, and do you soak them before heating the water? (Ok, that's two questions.)
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/15 15:22:17
quote:
Originally posted by Bushie

Thanks, Sundancer! I found some websites where I can order raw peanuts in the shell (I've never seem them in stores here), so I'm doing that today. One more question please :

How long do you boil them, and do you soak them before heating the water? (Ok, that's two questions.)


You can overboil them and they get mushie. I boil them for about a hour. I taste them several times during the process. I can't help it.

I do not soak them first.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Michael Stern
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/15 15:29:22
I heard about them before I saw a sign for them and thought they were "bald peanuts."

Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/15 16:21:33
Down in the south, we call them "Biled peanuts"

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/15 18:14:09
Dearfolk,
My favorite mispeling ever is "BOLIED P=NUT'S" - I saw it on a sign somewhere down by Sandersville, Georgia, if my addled mind serves me correctly.
Someone I know used to say that the worse the spellings on the signs were, the better the peanuts. I would have tested his theorem, but it was well past closing time. I drove on in the inky Georgia night, disappointedly gooberless. Some things may be better left unknown.
Nuttily, Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia.
TANFANRN
Junior Burger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/16 03:53:58
OUR FIRST TASTE OF BOILED PEANUTS WAS AT A ROADSIDE STAND IN THE PANHANDLE OF FLORIDA. MY HUSBAND EMBARASSED ME BY PEELING THE NUTS AND LOOKING LIKE A TOTAL YANKEE. HE'D SINCE LEARNED HOW TO EAT 'EM.
scbuzz
Double Cheeseburger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/16 07:30:24
I love Bald Peanuts !!!

I am fortunate enough to live in SC and peanut fields abound !! In fact I own some rural land and there are usually peanuts planted near my property each year. The farmers will let us go out and pick some peanuts directly out of the field.

Boil'em with a goodly portion of salt !!!
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/16 10:56:46
Tanfanrn: I'm a poor Yankee who's been peeling and eating boil peanut for years. No one ever told me I had the wrong technique.
Please instruct me, so I can show off to my friends my newfound hip cultural awareness.
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/16 16:12:55
Dearfolk,
At least don't none of y'all do the elephant thing and eat 'em shell and all. If they're soft enough, I used to could do that. Trouble is, my nose started turnin' grey and gettin' longer (not from lyin'). The doctor fixed me up with some of that anti-elephant stuff an' now I am who I am (trumpeting loudly).
Ponderously Pachydermic (For A Nonce), Exaggerated-Southern-Accent Ort.
P. S. It was too great a temptation. I just had to get way silly for a minute. (That, too, is who I am!)
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/17 21:22:10
Boiled peanuts are like most any other food, it is the spice that makes them good. If you boiled peanuts by them selves with no spices, they would be like beans boiled without fatback and onions. tasteless. You gotta add salt, and the spices of your choice. You do that and they are pretty darn good.

Unfortunately if you try to undress them in the car while you drive, it gets messy.

I suggest doing it in a place where a mess does not bother you along with your favoratie libation.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/23 16:49:16
I used five pounds of raw peanuts in a large boiler and I added an entire 6 ounce bottle of Tabasco, 2 minced onions, 6 minced garlic cloves, 1 cup of salt, 1/2 cup of sugar to smooth it out and let it boil for 2 hours.

I looked forward to 5:00PM

I let them cool down and took them to the deck where the mess would not be an issue.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
pigface
Cheeseburger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/23 19:01:48
Thank You !
That's the Best Post on this topic in a while
I'll try this , well a pounds worth this w/e !
cletus
Junior Burger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/23 20:52:01
quote:
Originally posted by scbuzz

I love Bald Peanuts !!!


Boil'em with a goodly portion of salt !!!


I likes em also. Do bald peenuts go bad? I kept the last batches i bought for 1 week in the fridge and they got a little ripe.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/24 18:25:39
quote:
Originally posted by cletus

quote:
Originally posted by scbuzz

I love Bald Peanuts !!!


Boil'em with a goodly portion of salt !!!


I likes em also. Do bald peenuts go bad? I kept the last batches i bought for 1 week in the fridge and they got a little ripe.


You are something else. Why don't you take your talents and go to egullet.com.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
cletus
Junior Burger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/26 01:47:02
what is egullet.com?
Adjudicator
Sirloin
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/26 10:57:14
For those of you who boil your own, so to speak, it is important to select slightly immature peanuts. The reason for this is during the last week or so before they are "ready to pick", the peanut rapidly expands within the shell. If you have ever had boiled peanuts that you have to dig out of the shell then you know what I mean. The correct "Southern" way to eat boiled peanuts is to slurp them from the shell.
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/05/26 21:19:54
Adjudicator: Thanks, I've been waiting with baited breath to learn just how bad this Yankee's technique is when it comes to eating boil peanut. What you describe seems very close to what came to me naturally -slurp 'em out of the shell- something like slurping oysters from the shell. Is there, perchance, any proper way to approach and split the shell?
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/06/11 15:58:03
My Yankee upbringing can't allow me to eat any boiled p-nuts. To me they're just like eating a can of navy beans with your fingers and just as messy. My southern belle of a wife doesn't like 'em either. We eat the roasted kind and douse w/ beer.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/06/12 18:44:48
I am not sure that boiled peanuts are an acquired taste or not. The fact is that many of us in the south were raised on them and developed a taste for them. Perhaps they are like grits. Many of my northern friends think they are horrendous and they are sold most no where in the north and in the south, they are everywhere.

I like to get the boiled peanuts hot and right out of the boiling medium which can be many different flavors such as with hot sauce, garlic, onions or other spicy ingredients.

A previous poster indicated that he compared them to navy beans and he may be right as they too are served with hot sauce, garlic and onions.

Just another wonderful taste with natures bountiful garden. That is the reason there is chocolate and vanilla ice cream.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/06/12 21:52:50
Sundance: This Yankee acquired a taste for boiled peanuts when a transplanted Yankee friend, resident of "real cracker Florida" out in the piney woods northeast of Ocala, put them on the table along with a very large pitcher of Martinis and a sack of Cedar Key oysters - pure heaven!

Bushie
Filet Mignon
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/06/14 10:24:43
Bald Peanut Report:

Last weekend, I found a big bag of raw peanuts at the Dilorio Farm Market in Hempstead, TX (an AWESOME market to visit if you haven't been there). Last night, I made my very first batch of boiled peanuts. They turned out GREAT!!

I ended up just doing them on the stove due to storms in the area. Using the advice from Sundancer (thanks, Paul!!), I put salt, Lawry's Seasoned Salt, Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning, and Harley's Texas BBQ rub in the water; quite a bit of each. I brought the water to a boil, then added the peanuts. I cooked them on a medium boil (with the lid on the pot) for about an hour and 15 minutes, stirring a couple of times. Then, I just turned the stove off and let them cool.

They were the best I've ever eaten. Most all I've ever bought at roadstands have been somewhat mushy, and maybe that's the way they're supposed to be. These were done, but still had plenty of "bite" left. I don't know if it's right to describe boiled peanuts as "al dente", but that's how they were. The flavor of the spices made it into the peanuts, but it was not overpowering.

To me, they were absolutely perfect. I ate three bowls before I made myself stop.

If only Cletus were here to savor this moment with me...
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/06/14 12:46:23
When you travel this way and you stop off to see the Mayor, grab some of his BBQ and bring some of your goobers.

Can't wait

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Bushie
Filet Mignon
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/06/14 20:09:29
quote:
Originally posted by Sundancer7

When you travel this way and you stop off to see the Mayor, grab some of his BBQ and bring some of your goobers.

Can't wait

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


Isn't Mr. Mayor just about the biggest "goober" we know?? Perhaps I'll strap him on top of the TrailBlazer...
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/06/20 18:31:33
Peanut harvest is coming up and the new green ones will be available.

I like to boil them but I also like to soak them in salt, my favorite hot sauce which happens to be Cholula and some other spices and roast them in the oven.

An unfortunate by product is the gas given off plus the hot sauce may run everyone out of the house.

The result is a better product than what you get at some of the houses that give you peanut in the shell to toss on the floor.

Great with evening libation

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Jason Perlow
Junior Burger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/08/06 01:54:10

You are something else. Why don't you take your talents and go to egullet.com.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


I don't get it... what did he say that was bad?

And by the way... I RESEMBLE that remark!
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/08/11 11:24:17
quote:
Originally posted by Jason Perlow


You are something else. Why don't you take your talents and go to egullet.com.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


I don't get it... what did he say that was bad?

And by the way... I RESEMBLE that remark!


I think you sort of enjoyed being Cletus.
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Rusty246
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/08/11 11:42:51
I agree with Audjudicator, get buy the peanuts a little on the immature side. The older the peanut the long they take to boil. When you open a green peanut check the skin color, the darker red the older the peanut. You can also tell by looking at the shell. The smoother the shell the younger. I put up 2 bushels every summer and freeze for those unfortunate times when fresh aren't available. I place them in a large stock pot and make sure there is at least 4 inches of water to cover, this alleviates have to add water which weakens your brine. I usually boil about 5 lbs at a time, with half box of salt. Keep in mind the peanuts will not taste salty during the boiling process. Once your peanuts have reached the desired tenderness, completely remove the pot from the heat source, say to another burner(you can actually hear the peanuts pop open and start absorbing the salt water if you put your ear close to the pot, I'm serious). Stir and taste every 5 minutes! This is critical as to not have over salty peanuts. Drain when they are to your satisfaction. If you're brave enough to use a pressure cooker, make sure you have VERY clean peanuts to avoid clogging of the pressure valve. This method only takes 19 minutes. Release all pressure and start the soaking process. Whew!
Mayhaw Man
Double Cheeseburger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/08/15 09:09:54
quote:
Originally posted by Rusty246

I put up 2 bushels every summer and freeze for those unfortunate times when fresh aren't available.


What are you freezing? Green goobers or boiled peanuts?

Where I live the farmers market guy who sells tomatoes boils them everyday. Hot and Spicy. He makes up his own stuff, primarily cayenne, salt, and I think a little cumin...he won't tell me. But boy are they some good eating.
jmckee
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/08/15 09:14:41
quote:
Originally posted by Sundancer7

Boiled peanuts are like most any other food, it is the spice that makes them good. If you boiled peanuts by them selves with no spices, they would be like beans boiled without fatback and onions. tasteless. You gotta add salt, and the spices of your choice. You do that and they are pretty darn good.

Unfortunately if you try to undress them in the car while you drive, it gets messy.

I suggest doing it in a place where a mess does not bother you along with your favoratie libation.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN


You've mentioned your favorite libation a few times. With your experience, what libation do you recommend as an ideal accompaniment to your boiled peanuts?
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/08/15 09:48:34
jmckee: Libations are like anything else, it is a matter of choice. My personal preference is Canadian with ice, but that is just me. I occasionally have a beer. Bushie was in town the other day and we did a cruise up the Tennessee and we enjoyed a Bud Ice Beer along the way. BTW, we had a non drinking pilot. I believe Bud Ice beer is slightly more alcoholic that regular beer.

That is about it for me as I drink very little else.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
PeanutMan
Junior Burger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/08/23 15:39:16

All this talk about peanuts mixed with hot water and salt has me sitting with a fire and a kettle sitting on it waiting for water to boil.
Bushie
Filet Mignon
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/08/24 18:58:52
quote:
Originally posted by PeanutMan


All this talk about peanuts mixed with hot water and salt has me sitting with a fire and a kettle sitting on it waiting for water to boil.


PeanutMan, a friend and I made some boiled peanuts last night using the methods I learned from Sundancer's posts. It's hard to stop eating those little goobers...
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/09/05 19:02:27
I guess the latest crop of peanuts are just now available from one of my favorite adjoining states. I just obtained the newest crop and I am currently boiling these wonderful gems on my dock for the upcoming game with Marshal and the University of Tennessee. I am watching the boats go up the lake and enjoying my libation with the boiled peanuts. I put several spices in the water with these wonderful goobers such as onions, hot peppers, salt, BBQ sauce.

I am just about to open these jems and enjoy at my dock

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
dendan
Cheeseburger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/11/26 10:17:32
And here it is...thanks Sundancer!!
scbuzz
Double Cheeseburger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/11/26 11:04:08
Ah yes !!! And they are still tasty !!!!!

They are sold at about every little roadside country store in South Carolina !!! They may not always be fresh, but they are always good !!!
dendan
Cheeseburger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2003/11/26 11:41:30
We are drawn between cold and hot ones. They both are SO good...and yes, the SC ones do seem to be better...Landrum and Edisto Island area to name two.
senor boogie woogie
Cheeseburger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2004/01/22 09:15:44

Boiled peanuts in a shell is disgusting. This is how peanuts are ruined, they turn into a putrid mush with absolutley no flavor to them at all.

Yuck!
tonemonster2
Cheeseburger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2004/01/22 09:25:27
Sorry guys but I tried boild peanuts in the Smokie Mtns. of NC and nearly blew lunch. I don't understand their appeal !
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2004/01/24 15:27:12
Well dudes, it may be a southern thing and perhaps you have to be from the rural south to enjoy. It may be like grits. I have noticed that most people from the north have no appreciation for grits of any kind. I think they view them as sort of unappetizing hick thing, however us poor folks from the woods know better.

Around the Knoxville, Georgia, and South Carolina area, boiled peanuts are available several different ways. Hot, onion, garlic, BBQ and plain. They are a bit messy however tasty. I don't believe or expect everyone to enjoy them but those of us who do really like them.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
clrkaddison
Junior Burger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2004/01/27 01:55:35
On a yearly week long baseball trip a couple years back i had the pleasure of trying boiled peanuts at a Greenville Braves game and i thought they were one of the best things this Chicago kid ever ate with a beer. They were just plain (salted) but damn were they ever GOOD! On the same trip i ate a hotdog with chili and coleslaw for the first time at an Asheville Tourists game. At first i was apprehensive considering us Chicago folks have definite ideas about what does and doesn't go on a hotdog, but you folks know how to eat! we are going down to Chattanooga for a family reunion this june because it is centrally located between Chicago, Houston and Loxahatchee(fla). Will i find boiled peanuts there? any local vittles i should try?
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2004/01/27 05:00:21
clrKaddison: I cannot tell you if you will find boiled peanuts in Chattanooga, but be sure to try the Sunset Inn for BBQ. It does not open until around 4:00PM but their ribs are excellent. In addition downtown Chattanooga over toward the aquarium is really neat with a whole lotta fun places to eat.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
PeanutMan
Junior Burger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2004/01/27 05:19:46
Well a while back I made it to Florida and found all the boiled gems I could eat. Even this time of year they are on about every corner. I found them all over North Carolina but they were not fresh HOWEVER, they were still a sight for sore eyes. Finally got the little big lady to enjoy them. Now she even spots the stands before I do.
gottatravel
Hamburger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2004/01/27 07:31:42
While living in Hawaii I would eat boiled peanuts at times. Never having eaten any outside of Hawaii I am wondering if there is a differance in style and or texture. Anyone have thoughts on this.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2004/01/27 08:12:13
Gottatravel:P Since you did not described what you had in Hawaii, I will tell you that they are essentially just put in a pot and boiled. Most of the time you can get them seasoned in the pot with hot sauce, garic, onion or some type of Cajun seasoning. In my opinion, they are better just boiled in a brine solution.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
PeanutMan
Junior Burger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2004/01/27 09:06:56
I agree, just salt water boiled is tops in my book. I have had them in just about every way known to man and some that my wife came up with.. Lord help me and The salted boild IN THE SHELL peanut are tops in my book. I did find some that were out of the shell boiled and I couldn't even attempt to try them.
I like the Florida Runners for boiling. The Jumbo's are to tough and take to long to boil in my opinion.
Glad to see this thread kicking again.
Cakes
Double Cheeseburger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2004/01/27 09:52:48
At the company I work at, eating boiled peanuts is somewhat of a right of passage. My boss shoved some across the desk to me. I didn't love them at first but I knew I would. Kind of like oysters.

The first time I bought them for myself was at the headwaters of the Ichituckney River up by Gainsville, about 23 years ago. This old man had a rig set up alongside the road. The bed of his pickup was full of the peanuts still on the vine, talk about fresh.

I think it is a southern thing only because of availability. Salt is the dominate factor for me. Too little salt and they are bland.

Sometimes the peanuts stick to the shell which makes them difficult to eat. Does anyone have an idea why this happens?

We bought raw peanuts at the grocery to take north with us one year. They were in a styrofoam tray and wrapped in plastic. 5 days later when we went to cook them for our northern relatives they were moldy. Darn.

Cakes
Rusty246
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2004/01/27 10:08:39
quote:
Originally posted by Cakes

At the company I work at, eating boiled peanuts is somewhat of a right of passage. My boss shoved some across the desk to me. I didn't love them at first but I knew I would. Kind of like oysters.

The first time I bought them for myself was at the headwaters of the Ichituckney River up by Gainsville, about 23 years ago. This old man had a rig set up alongside the road. The bed of his pickup was full of the peanuts still on the vine, talk about fresh.

I think it is a southern thing only because of availability. Salt is the dominate factor for me. Too little salt and they are bland.

Sometimes the peanuts stick to the shell which makes them difficult to eat. Does anyone have an idea why this happens?

We bought raw peanuts at the grocery to take north with us one year. They were in a styrofoam tray and wrapped in plastic. 5 days later when we went to cook them for our northern relatives they were moldy. Darn.

Cakes



Peanuts that stick to the shell are older peanuts, you'll notice how dark the skin is. The lighter the skin, the younger. Also, when they're younger they'll absorbe the saltiness of the brine better. Yes, Florida Runners and Valencia's are the best(3-4 peanuts per nut, "hog" peanuts, 2 to a nut). Also, peanuts don't have but about a 2-3 day fridge life. After that they begin to get slimy!
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2004/01/27 17:02:14
The worst thing about boiled peanuts is you cannot consume while you are driving unless you really want to trash your car. I cannot handle that as I am a clean car freak.

I like to get them right out of the boiling pot and have them with a little evening libation. I like to consume them where a mess is not a issue.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
JimInKy
Double Cheeseburger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2004/01/27 17:30:38
Ort. On U.S. 441, just south of Athens are several roadside stands, selling fruits and vegetables, new harvest Vidalias, jellies, and boiled peanuts. I always stop at one operated by a man I call Mr. Haney. His covered stand is in his front yard, and it's a pleasure sitting around talking with him while slurping some of his flavorable boiled peanuts. If you want to visit him this spring and summer, I'll try to dig up his name for you.
gottatravel
Hamburger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2004/01/27 19:34:16
Sundancer7,
What they were was just as you describe. peanuts boiled in a brine, (water and hawaiian salt) I assume. I would always stop at this one place before the University of Hawaii baseball games and load up with boiled peanuts and some kine of poki. Yum Yum!
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2004/01/27 20:45:28
quote:
Originally posted by JimInKy

Ort. On U.S. 441, just south of Athens are several roadside stands, selling fruits and vegetables, new harvest Vidalias, jellies, and boiled peanuts. I always stop at one operated by a man I call Mr. Haney. His covered stand is in his front yard, and it's a pleasure sitting around talking with him while slurping some of his flavorable boiled peanuts. If you want to visit him this spring and summer, I'll try to dig up his name for you.


Jim,
Thanks a million! Those stands are along the stretch between Watkinsville and Bishop, then again after Bishop and by Farmington - all in Oconee County. Madison is about 12 miles on south of that stretch, and Athens about 12 miles north.
Appreciatively, Ort. in 30601.
Michael Stern
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2004/01/27 21:08:15
quote:
Originally posted by Sundancer7

Well dudes, it may be a southern thing and perhaps you have to be from the rural south to enjoy. It may be like grits. I have noticed that most people from the north have no appreciation for grits of any kind.


One grit or two? I remember being at Durgin-Park in Boston at one of the communal tables, sitting next to a family from the Deep South. They thought Indian pudding was really weird ... until we suggested they think of it as a form of grits.

South Carolina's "creamy grits" is a food of the gods!
PeanutMan
Junior Burger
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2004/01/28 02:23:50
Some people put SUGAR in grits.. yes, it's true! Back to P-nuts, I finally taught my wife how to eat them with one hand and to keep your car clean just put the shells in a bag. I too am a clean car freak but sometimes you just have to do what you have to do. Also, when it comes to peanuts sticking, I have found that they have not been boiled long enough, that too will cause them to stick.
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Anyone remember the song "Found a peanut, Found a peanut, Found a peanut, yes I did?
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: BOILED PEANUTS 2004/01/28 08:18:13
I don't totally understand how folks can make a living selling boiled peanuts, but they do. No matter which way you travel into the Smokies, there is always vendors selling boiled peanuts often with elaborate trailers.

They use to sell those things in junky places but they are going more upscale now with BBQ like trailers with chrome and whitewalls. Go figure. No tables with white table cloths, but you know what I mean.

One guy I saw had a trailer with four 50 gallon barrells. He had them all going. I bought a bag of each flavor. The best were still plain and boiled in salt brine.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
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