Do I dry boiled peanuts before eating them?
We recently returned from a trip to South Carolina, and we bought some boiled peanuts from a farm stand. The man scooped the peanuts out of water, and put them in a plastic bag. We bought them May 18th, and they are still soaking wet. We did dump them out on some paper bags to try to absorb some of the water, and hopefully dry them out some. Are they supposed to stay wet? If not how do we dry them out? I tried to put a few between some paper towels, and put them in the microwave briefly but that didn't seem to help much. I was going to try to put them in the oven but didn't try it yet.
My boyfriend has enjoyed boiled peanuts several times while visiting South Carolina, but he always had them at a bar, and they were already dry. He had his heart set for some, but now he's disappointed, and thinks the man at the farm stand took advantage of him. Any suggestions?