What is a Boiled Peanut?
(besides bein' the best dang snack there is!)
Boiled peanuts are RAW peanuts that are boiled in salt water for a very long time. The best tasting ones are made from Green Peanuts.
What is a Green Peanut?
A green peanut is a peanut fresh from the ground that hasn't dried out. They're only available during harvest time - most boiled peanuts are made from Raw Peanuts which are dried so they can be stored longer.
How to Freeze Green Peanuts
Select fully mature peanuts; thoroughly clean and wash. A mild detergent may be used for washing. Rinse the peanuts in clear water. Water blanch peanuts in boiling water 10 minutes. Drain and cool. Package in freezer containers. Seal and freeze.
How to Cook em'
Boiled Peanuts 4 pounds green (or Raw) peanuts in shell
6 quarts water
6-60 tablespoons salt
(I like em Salty!)
(Be sure to have a pitcher of sweet tea ready, cause they'll make ya thristy!) (HA!!! plenty of COLD BEER>>>> ;)
Select and wash peanuts. Place in a large kettle with water and salt. Cover, bring to a boil and boil slowly for 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Water should be briny. More water and salt may be added during cooking if necessary. Test for doneness. Peanuts should be soft inside, but not mushy. Allow to soak for 30 minutes. Drain. Serves 6.
Peanuts may be frozen in plastic bags after cooling. To reheat, place in salted water, bring to a boil, drain and enjoy!