Peanuts: Boiled or Roasted?

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    cameo-d posted Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:17:00 GMT(2/19/2009)

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    How do you like your peanuts?

    Do you have any special methods for cooking them?

    What is the difference between a roasted peanut and a parched peanut?

    Any peanut recipes?

    F snowbird posted Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:51:00 GMT(2/19/2009)

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    I like peanuts boiled, parched, or roasted.

    Parched = quickly cooked with high heat.

    Roasted = slowly cooked with medium heat.

    Boiled... = self explanatory.

    Sylvia

    cameo-d posted Thu, 19 Feb 2009 13:21:00 GMT(2/19/2009)

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    Boiled... = self explanatory

    The peanut man told me there is a special secret. He said he cracks them a little bit by using a rolling pin on them before boiling. He said that way the salt gets through the shells (hulls?) and flavors the peanut.

    Has anyone ever heard of that?

    How long do you boil them?

    Hard boil and then simmer for a long time or what?

    The peanut man didn't give me all his secrets.

    F snowbird posted Thu, 19 Feb 2009 14:59:00 GMT(2/19/2009)

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    I just boil mine for about 5 0r 10 minutes.

    I make sure it's a rolling boil.

    No salt for me.

    Sylvia

    F dinah posted Thu, 19 Feb 2009 15:04:00 GMT(2/19/2009)

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    I think they need to be fresh too. My grandpa used to grow peanuts. We only had boiled peanuts right after he would dig them up. Yep, he would dig and I would beat the dirt off of 'em. It was loads of fun.

    We would boil them in salty water. We never measured the salt though. I'm guessing about handful of salt in about 6 quarts of water.

    This little mini-spring weather made Dad break out the garden seed catalog. Ahhh, country living.

    F snowbird posted Thu, 19 Feb 2009 15:08:00 GMT(2/19/2009)

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    Yeah, Dinah.

    Fresh from the ground peanuts before they dry are best.

    We used to stack them around poles, and they would last until the next season.

    Sylvia

    cameo-d posted Thu, 19 Feb 2009 17:03:00 GMT(2/19/2009)

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    What time of the year do you find fresh peanuts?

    M Quirky1 posted Thu, 19 Feb 2009 17:55:00 GMT(2/19/2009)

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    Hot boiled cajun style....mmmm!!

    F Barbie Doll posted Thu, 19 Feb 2009 18:15:00 GMT(2/19/2009)

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    I like my Peanuts Roasted and dip in Chocolate.

    F snowbird posted Thu, 19 Feb 2009 19:09:00 GMT(2/19/2009)

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    Cam, we always harvested our peanuts in the Fall.

    I suppose it's still done that way.

    No one around here farms any more.

    Sylvia

    F Quandry posted Fri, 20 Feb 2009 03:07:00 GMT(2/20/2009)

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    I love peanuts-raw, or any way you cook 'em!

    I love boiled peanuts. We used to boil them in salt water, but for quite a long time. The longer they are boiled, the softer they become.

    M SacrificialLoon posted Fri, 20 Feb 2009 03:14:00 GMT(2/20/2009)

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    Boiled peanuts? I don't think I've had boiled peanuts before.

    M kurtbethel posted Fri, 20 Feb 2009 04:54:00 GMT(2/20/2009)

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    I have a can of boiled peanuts that someone gave me. I never had them that style before so I was wondering about some wonderful ways to serve them. What goes well with them? Sour cream? Cabbage? Turnip greens? Help a newbie out here.

    cameo-d posted Fri, 20 Feb 2009 12:25:00 GMT(2/20/2009)

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    I have a can of boiled peanuts that someone gave me. I never had them that style before so I was wondering about some wonderful ways to serve them. What goes well with them? Sour cream? Cabbage? Turnip greens? Help a newbie out here.

    I would be curious to know about that,too.

    I have just always eaten peanuts alone, as a snack. NEVER out of a can. But I have seen them in cans. In the South you will find there are numerous boiled peanut roadside stands. Some sell produce along with the peanuts. I guess those canned peanuts are for Yankees.

    Peanut is actually a legume. That's right. It's not a nut...it's a BEAN.

    So, I wonder if anyone ever serves it as a "peanuts and rice dish"?

    F snowbird posted Fri, 20 Feb 2009 12:48:00 GMT(2/20/2009)

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    In Africa, peanuts are used as a substitute for meat.

    Quandry, if you boil them while they're still green, it won't take as long.

    KB, boiled peanuts and beer are good!

    SL, where ya been?

    I buy canned peanuts from Wal-Mart - Sam's Choice brand.

    I rub the salt off and put them over my oatmeal and cold cereal.

    Delicious.

    Sylvia

    cameo-d posted Fri, 20 Feb 2009 13:14:00 GMT(2/20/2009)

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    SNOWBIRD...is serious about her peanuts!!!!

    Thanks for all the info.

    So now I understand there is a difference in boiling time for "green" peanuts and dried peanuts.

    F 4mylove posted Fri, 20 Feb 2009 13:22:00 GMT(2/20/2009)

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    Hubby and I camped in Alabama,

    Just don't get the bolied peanuts thing? Are they pretty good?

    F snowbird posted Fri, 20 Feb 2009 14:23:00 GMT(2/20/2009)

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    Boiled peanuts are very good, and I do love peanuts!

    I used to sell them at school and trade them for using other kids' textbooks.

    Sylvia

    M kurtbethel posted Sat, 21 Feb 2009 22:04:00 GMT(2/21/2009)

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    KB, boiled peanuts and beer are good!

    As if beer is ever not good!

    F annalice posted Sun, 22 Feb 2009 22:16:00 GMT(2/22/2009)

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    I was visiting family down south a while back and my sister introduced me to Boiled peanuts . Oh my god they were good. We bought them from a little road side stand . When I came back up home I looked on the internet for recipes to make them myself. There are tons of web sites with recipes ,its just peanuts ,alot of salt and water. I learned that you have to use raw /green peanuts. I didnt have to crack the shells first , when they boil ,the salt water penetrated right through the shells . They taste best hot right out of the pot.

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