I grew up in Georgia. One of my favorite snacks was always boiled peanuts. In Georgia, you can find roadside stands everywhere that sell boiled peanuts. So, when we went to Cleveland, GA this week we stopped at a roadside stand and snacked. On our way home, we stopped at the Farmer’s Market in Asheville, NC and purchased a 1/2 bushel of raw peanuts so we could make our own. Today I am boiling up a pot of peanuts. They are especially yummy when eaten hot.So here’s the recipe:
1 pound of raw peanuts
1/4 cup kosher salt (or 2 Tbsp table salt)
4 cups water
2 Tbsp Old Bay Seasoning, (optional)
Thoroughly rinse raw unshelled peanuts in water.Put water, salt, seasoning, peanuts in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil. Cover. Boil for 3 hours or all day until peanuts are nice and soft. They shouldn’t be crunchy and shoud sink to the bottom of the pot. Drain. You can freeze leftover peanuts (or double and triple the recipe and plan on freezing) in a freezer bag or container and they will keep for a few months.