Salting peanuts

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ScreamingChicken
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Salting peanuts - Thu, 06/13/13 9:50 PM
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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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Re:Salting peanuts - Fri, 06/14/13 12:55 AM
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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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Re:Salting peanuts - Sun, 06/16/13 8:38 PM
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Brad - You are out of luck, unless they are unopened and you could return them for their salted cousins.

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

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Re:Salting peanuts - Mon, 06/17/13 11:48 AM
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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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Re:Salting peanuts - Wed, 06/19/13 3:30 PM
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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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Re:Salting peanuts - Wed, 06/19/13 7:13 PM
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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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Re:Salting peanuts - Wed, 06/19/13 9:16 PM
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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.
 
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Re:Salting peanuts - Thu, 06/20/13 2:50 PM
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Smoke 'em if you got 'em...


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Re:Salting peanuts - Thu, 06/20/13 2:59 PM
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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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Re:Salting peanuts - Thu, 06/20/13 4:35 PM
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If you don't do something soon they'll go stale on you! Me? They'd be gone by now salt or no salt.