Monday, December 22, 2008

a little bit country

every now and then we get the craving for boiled peanuts. boiled peanuts is a folk culture practice of the south. it is the southern tradition of buying raw peanuts, adding salt and boiling them until they are soft and tender. they become a salty, addicting snack that i love sharing over an icy beer.

if you would like to try boiled peanuts here's what you'll need:
1 pound of fresh raw peanuts
1/4 cup kosher salt
4 cups water

here's what to do:
rinse shelled peanuts in water
place water, salt and peanuts in a pot
bring the peanuts to a boil for 3 to 5 hours until desired softness
drain, unshell and eat

they taste the best when warm. yum!


Cate said...

How interesting, I didn't know that recipe! But you eat them without the shell then, don't you?

hmw said...

yes, eat unshelled! sorry.