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Old 08-04-2017, 10:17 PM
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Ok, so I recently saw a collage of 'weirdo' canned foods, and one of the photos has a can of boiled peanuts in liquid. In the image, the top was taken off, and the contents appeared to have the nuts still in the shell, in some cloudy, murky liquid. Is this what people eat when they are eating boiled peanuts? Are they served in the shell? Are you supposed to eat the shell too? Just curious, for my own sense of knowing.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Ok, so I recently saw a collage of 'weirdo' canned foods, and one of the photos has a can of boiled peanuts in liquid. In the image, the top was taken off, and the contents appeared to have the nuts still in the shell, in some cloudy, murky liquid. Is this what people eat when they are eating boiled peanuts? Are they served in the shell? Are you supposed to eat the shell too? Just curious, for my own sense of knowing.
Yep, those are boiled peanuts. The murky liquid is simply salted water that turns murky when the peanuts are boiled. They are served in the shell, but don't try to eat the shell.

The flavor is somewhere between black olives and black eyed peas.

I make them quite often, and I've posted a slow-cooker recipe for boiled peanuts a few times in this forum.
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:00 PM
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Yep, those are boiled peanuts. The murky liquid is simply salted water that turns murky when the peanuts are boiled. They are served in the shell, but don't try to eat the shell.

The flavor is somewhere between black olives and black eyed peas.

I make them quite often, and I've posted a slow-cooker recipe for boiled peanuts a few times in this forum.
I'm guessing they need to be made from nuts that haven't been roasted before? I may have to leave these until I'm actually in 'boiled peanut country.'
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:07 PM
 
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I'm guessing they need to be made from nuts that haven't been roasted before? I may have to leave these until I'm actually in 'boiled peanut country.'
My recipe uses the dried raw peanuts found in most grocery stores next to the large bags of roasted/salted peanuts.
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:24 PM
 
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My dad "discovered" boiled peanut while in the southern states while traveling around in his motor home with mom 25 years ago. They are retired and get away for most of the cold weather in Minnesota. He liked them so much he bought a case of raw ones home with them. He boiled them with cayenne pepper. They smell like dirt when cooking. I really didn't care for them at first but then changed my mind. Are a bit of an acquired taste. I don't think much salt was used to cook them. No, don't eat the shells.
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Old 08-06-2017, 03:02 PM
 
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Sheeze, reading this is making me Jones for some boiled peanuts.
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:54 PM
 
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Sheeze, reading this is making me Jones for some boiled peanuts.
OMG, me too! I haven't had any in like forever!
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:57 PM
 
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OMG, me too! I haven't had any in like forever!
Me either - I think the last time I had them was when I went back to Georgia for a class reunion a couple of years ago. They were fabulous! I love them.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:56 PM
 
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Boiled peanuts are not just a southern U.S food. In southern India, they are added to a breakfast dish containing beaten rice, buttermilk, fried potatoes and fried onions. Very tasty and filling.
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:22 AM
 
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My recipe uses the dried raw peanuts found in most grocery stores next to the large bags of roasted/salted peanuts.
I tried your recipe this weekend.. Got good reviews.

I made some mistakes, and now that I have the basics.. Am going to try to refine it a little bit. I made the mistake of having too many peanuts in the cooker so I didn't get things cooked well (evenly.. those at the top were a tad underdone).. Plus, I added the salt at the end, and it didn't mix in well.. So.. Lessons learned, will do better next time.

But.. I have a few ideas I want to try.. The first of which will be using Old Bay in place of the salt.

That could be the most amazing thing ever, or an epic fail.. but.. Won't know until I try.
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