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Old 10-14-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Question Boiled Peanuts - Where can I buy them?

I've tried boiling them myself, but it just doesn't come out right.
Where around Charlotte can I buy them? (Preferably in the SW area, but they would be worth a 15-20 min drive also.)
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:40 AM
 
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There is a flea market that has them on 51, Pineville Rock Hill Rd. It's just west of Pineville.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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If you don't have to have them fresh you can get them at some grocery stores and super walmarts.
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:22 AM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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The NC Farmers Market in SW Charlotte has a few vendors that sell them, both regular and cajun (if you find boiled anywhere here, you're NEVER gonna find cajun!).
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:10 PM
 
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While I haven't been able to find them in Charlotte either, I know in the mountains I can find them almost anywhere, especially in the Boone/blowing rock area.

That being said, if you want to make your own expect a lot of trial and error while you get the brine right. Also, I had to boil mine for a couple hours before they were mushy (as I like em' ).

Also, make sure you get green peanuts that are fresh, I know it sounds silly, but the first time I tried making them I picked up roasted (duh!) and they were horrible. lol.
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:31 PM
 
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If you don't have to have them fresh you can get them at some grocery stores and super walmarts.
FOR SHAME!!!! You cannot compare the "Real thing" with the canned or pouched boiled peanuts that you would by at Wal Mart
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Union County
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There is a Simpons Produce Stand on Secrest Short Cut Rd just in Union County past Hemby Bridge where they boil them on site. Really cool!
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:56 PM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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...That being said, if you want to make your own expect a lot of trial and error while you get the brine right. Also, I had to boil mine for a couple hours before they were mushy...
I always understood that they require more like 8-12 hours of cooking (not really boiling) in something like a pressure cooker or crock pot. I tried once (with green peanuts) and it didn't work out so well. If you look around on the internet, you'll see some recipes. Although, all the good ones are never given out!
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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There is a farmers market on 51 south of Pinville that has them...
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Old 10-14-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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FOR SHAME!!!! You cannot compare the "Real thing" with the canned or pouched boiled peanuts that you would by at Wal Mart

LOL I know! I wouldn't eat pre-packaged boiled peanuts!
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