Monday, October 15, 2007

Food from the South

I have been a little on the quiet side today- so I thought that I would show you
what I have been up to.
I did my weekly Walmart run today and while I was there
I picked up something that my guys like.
But not just any type of peanuts-raw peanuts. And why would someone want to buy raw peanuts? To make boiled peanuts of course.
I am not sure if this is something that we enjoy just in the South-but they are good.
And you should not keep a good thing to yourself.
They are very easy to make.
They take awhile to cook so I am starting them tonight. Tomorrow I will let you know how they come out. This time (new to me) I am cooking them over night in my Crockpot.
And for your viewing pleasure----some pictures!

Boiled Peanuts

First-- rinse the peanuts till the water is clear.

Peanuts are sold by the pound and you need one pound or 1 1/2 quarts.
Use a 1/2 cup of salt per pound.
You will want to do more than one pound because they go fast
and you can store them in the frig.
Then add 2 or 3 quarts of water.

Put all the combined ingredients in your Crockpot and turn it on high.

Cover the peanuts and cook 5 to 7 hours. Replace water if needed.
Cook peanuts should not be crunchy on the inside.

I will let you know tomorrow how they turn out.
And now that blogger is finally working I will click publish before it has a tantrum again.


Karen said...

Sounds good, I'd not heard of this before. I'm feeling curious today (apologies if I've asked you before), what are your genealogical roots ie German, Italian - where did your family originate before coming to the States? I just love hearing the stories of folk and how they wound up in different countries!

Amy Kate said...

*GASPS* YOU CAN MAKE BOILED PEANUTS IN A CROCKPOT???!!! Oh you hafta let me know how those turn out because if they're any good guess what I'll be doing this weekend. Ok yeah I hate to cook but I could totally get on board with these crockpot peanuts. I'm soo excited. As if you haven't figured it out by now, I'm all about boiled peanuts lol.

SunnySusan said...

So what do boiled peanuts taste like??

I have never heard of them.

MelanieJoy said...

My dad cooks parched peanuts in the oven. The weather is about right for them =)
I am anxious to hear how they turn out in the crockpot. There ya go learn something new everyday-
This reminds me baked fish...sorry the only thing we eat around here is catfish- will that do for a good baked recipe??

Denise said...

Sounds interesting, let me know how they turn out..

Melanie said...

Blogger certainly was having some tantrums last night.

Those look yummy. I'm wondering- can you make them with a cinnamon and sugar mixture? I love peanuts like that.

Sharon said...

I am not sure if you can do them with sugar and cinnamon.
I am not sure I can describe the taste of the boiled peanuts. But I do know they put other seasons in them-but those are on the salty side.

Daisy said...

Farther south than me! I've never eaten a boiled peanut! :o)

Anonymous said...

Interesting, now to figure out how to make them cajun-styled. I've only had boiled peanuts with the shells and having the option to have them sans shells I'm there. I don't know about the rest of you but I think boiled peanuts remind me a little of kidney beans where the texture is concerned. Would you agree?

Anonymous said...

I should probably clarify for those unfamiliar with boiled peanuts. I don't eat the shell, just the peanuts inside.

Donetta said...

In all my years this is a new one. I'll have to try it.

eph2810 said...

I love peanuts - especially the salted ones...okay off to read how they have turned out.