Fresh Peanuts for Boiling

by Erik
(Santa Rosa, California)

I think I found fresh green peanuts at Berkeley Bowl in Berkeley, California today. I had some boiled peanuts at a roadside stand in South Carolina many years ago and I think I will boil my own.

I really like peanuts and hope my first attempt at boiling peanuts will be successful.

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Sep 04, 2011
First Time Boiling Peanuts
by: Bret

Erik,
Your first peanut boil will be fun and tasty. Sample the peanuts as they boil until they are done to you. Use up to 8 tablespoons of salt per gallon of water when boiling peanuts, 1 tablespoon of salt per pint of water. It's the water to salt ratio that is important.

It takes time for the water and salty flavor to infuse into the peanuts so don't be tempted to add more salt before the peanuts are done. You can always add salt later.

Green peanuts need at least 1 hour of boiling and up to 4 hours. Dried peanuts need to boil up to 24 hours.

Let the softened boiled peanuts soak in the salt water as they cool until they are wet and juicy. Keep leftovers refrigerated, and freeze them for longer storage.

We hope you will let us know how your first peanut boil worked out.

Boil On,
Bret

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