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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

August 27 2009

Boiled Peanuts

4 lbs. green peanuts in the shell (raw peanuts are the same thing. Make sure the peanuts are not the planting type that have been treated with insecticide - just a tip, not a warning from personal experience).
6 to 8 quarts of water
8 to 10 tbs salt to taste but remember you can always add more

Wash green peanuts and place in a large pot with water and salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Boil slowly for 90 minutes to 2 hours. Keep the water briny and add water and salt as needed. See if they are done after 90 minutes. Peanuts should be soft but not mushy. Rinse in tap water. Drain well. After cooling the boiled peanuts may be frozen in zip-lock bags. When ready to serve, simply reheat to a boil and drain. I prefer them cooled after the first boiling.