Leaving boiled peanuts out overnight (inside your house) without refrigeration.
by Greg B
(North Georgia Mountains)
Have a question here, or more like a concern, about leaving boiled peanuts (still in their boiled brine) in the pot from which they just boiled in and NOT refrigerating them. Granted, the peanuts are still hot and stay that way for several hours while still submerged in the brine, but....... let's now look at the food safety aspect of the other side of the equation. All I read about is that after boiling it is fine to let them soak in their brine, which I always do until I'm satisfied with their final taste, for an hour or so and that this is completely safe. So.... I got to thinking thus my question/concern. If you purchase dry RAW peanuts for boiling, which is about all I use, we all normally soak them in water for say..24 hours, sometimes longer, for them to draw in moisture. If this is the case, and we are adding moisture to our fresh RAW peanuts, what is to say that these peanuts cannot develop a fungus, bacteria or mold on their shells while sitting out at room temperature for such a long period of time soaking? My question is proposed in opposition (not meaning argument here by any means, more like food for thought and discussion purposes....lol :) to everything you read about rather quickly needing to refrigerate freshly boiled goobers. Any and all comments are gladly welcomed. Thanks!
Georgia born and raised by the Grace of God!