|Raw Green Peanuts soaking|
From my twitter account:
The same is true today. I think my husband joins me in eating them because of the sense of nostalgia and joy they give me. I was right, he says they are mildly appealing, but the main reason he eats them is because I make them.
Classic Southern Boiled Peanuts
4-5 lbs of raw green peanuts
2 c. of salt, more to taste
Rinse in cool water raw peanuts. Then fill a large bowl or sink with water and soak the peanuts for a bit. (This is to get some of the travel off of these nuts).
Fill large stock pot with nuts, salt, and water.
Cook until tender, approximately two hours. Keep in mind that the peanut is not a nut, but a legume, so think of cooking it the way you would a fresh bean.
|Ahhh, Perfection-- Two Boiled Peanuts in the shell|