Freeze and reheat boiled peanuts

by Vince Lopez jr.
(Tampa, Florida)

Frozen Boiled Peanuts

Frozen Boiled Peanuts

I tried to sell boiled peanuts last week and we got drenched with rain. I was told that I could freeze them and use them next week. Is that correct?

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Sep 28, 2013
Freezing boiled peanuts
by: Bret

Yes, you can freeze boiled peanuts and reheat them later. Boiled peanuts must be stored properly prior to freezing to prevent spoilage.

To prevent microbial growth, food safety requires that hot foods be stored above 140 °F, and cold foods must be stored below 40 °F.

I typically cool fresh boiled peanuts in the refrigerator overnight prior to freezing them. To retain the original flavor, reheat frozen boiled peanuts in water that has the same salt level as the water used for boiling them. If you used additional seasonings while boiling them, then add the same seasonings to the water when you reheat the frozen peanuts. Sample the peanuts as you reheat them to determine when they are warm enough to serve.

Aug 31, 2023
Freezing the brine
by: Pixelbrains

I read one article that said freeze them in the brine water. I once stopped at a roadside stand and the lady asked you want them frozen, room temp or hot? I told her warm was fine. She took a zip lock freezer o peanuts and dropped into a pot of hot water and said it would be about 5 minutes.

Now, I'm retired and want to supplament my income and the boiled peanuts has always been in the back of my mind. Here is my idea and would like your opnion or suggestions. I bought a crawfish boiler to boil at home. I bought a 40"x48" trailer. I am installing two 60qt boiling pots and two 15 gallon water drums with battery powered wate pump. Got room got room for two 100qt coolers.

My plan is to boil thru the week, freeze in two gallon zip lock bags. Load up frozen p nuts in coolers and reheat in 60qt pots at the market.

Do I freeze them in the brine water or just in the bag? Can I freeze the brine in jugs and reheat in pots? With two pots one will keepem hot while the other reheats?

Sep 02, 2023
No need to Freeze in Brine
by: Boiled Peanut World

Pixelbrains, you do not need to freeze the boiled peanuts in brine. Just drain them, bag them, and freeze. When you reheat the frozen peanuts use fresh brine. When reheating you can adjust the concentration of the salt in the brine to either maintain the original salty flavor, reduce it, or increase it based on the ratio of salt per unit of water.

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