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ALABAMA BOILED PEANUTS Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Glenda Kirsch
Added: Saturday, May 21, 2005

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 lbs fresh raw peanuts in shells (available in may supermarkets in the fall)
3 Tbsp salt (or to taste)

Directions:
Directions:
Wash peanuts well. Place them in the biggest pot you have. Pour enough water to almost fill the pot. Add salt and stir.
Cover and cook over high heat. Bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat only enough to prevent water from boiling over. Add water as needed to keep peanuts under water.When adding water increase heat to high until peanuts are boiling again. Boil for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Test to see if they are done by spooning out a peanut ,cooling briefly, opening the shell and biting into one. boiled peanuts should be soft not crunchy or hard. Cool slightly before serving. I like mine served with a little bit of the brine because it keeps the peanuts tasting salty. Store boiled peanuts with a little bit of brine in plastic bags in the refrigerator or freezer to keep some handy to warm in the microwave.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My Dad (Hayward Page) is from around Opp Alabama and boiled peanuts are one of the things that I really looked forward to when I would go visit my grandparents.

 

 

 

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