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Title: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tubercle on June 11, 2011, 06:14:06 PM
Picked up a 10lb bag of green peanuts.

 Boiling as we speak.

 Going to eat some hot tonight while watching a movie and can the rest tomorrow.
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: punatic on June 11, 2011, 06:28:00 PM
Picked up a 10lb bag of green peanuts.

 Boiling as we speak.

 Going to eat some hot tonight while watching a movie and can the rest tomorrow.

There is a man in Hawaii who is green with envy!

Early in the season for green peanuts...  I want some!

In my house they never last long enough to see the inside of a can.   :D
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tubercle on June 11, 2011, 06:34:16 PM
Picked up a 10lb bag of green peanuts.

 Boiling as we speak.

 Going to eat some hot tonight while watching a movie and can the rest tomorrow.

There is a man in Hawaii who is green with envy!

Early in the season for green peanuts...  I want some!

In my house they never last long enough to see the inside of a can.   :D

 That's why I got 10 lbs. I figured I couldn't eat them all in one sitting :D
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: jeffy on June 11, 2011, 06:42:47 PM
What kinda spices 'you put in that boil?
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tubercle on June 11, 2011, 09:42:21 PM
  I just used plain pickling salt @ 1 cup/gallon water because my grandkids are coming over and I didn't want to make it too spicy for them. They like to sit on the back porch and spit out the hulls. It keeps them occupied a while (and quite ;)).

  Crab boil with a couple of ounces of  chili powder thrown in is a pretty good spice mix. Goes good with a couple of cold ones.
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: punatic on June 12, 2011, 02:20:15 AM
Picked up a 10lb bag of green peanuts.

 Boiling as we speak.

 Going to eat some hot tonight while watching a movie and can the rest tomorrow.

There is a man in Hawaii who is green with envy!

Early in the season for green peanuts...  I want some!

In my house they never last long enough to see the inside of a can.   :D

 That's why I got 10 lbs. I figured I couldn't eat them all in one sitting :D

Lightweight!   ;D
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: boulderbrewer on June 13, 2011, 04:29:20 PM
OH, to have some fresh peanuts!
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: euge on June 13, 2011, 04:46:24 PM
I got a can of cajun-style boiled peanuts in the cupboard. Must. Open. Them.
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: phillamb168 on June 14, 2011, 09:53:49 AM
oh man, bulled peenuts, them's good eatin'. Where I'm from we say bulled, anyway. Maybe I should try growing some peanuts next year...
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tygo on June 14, 2011, 05:25:17 PM
Boiled peanuts?  Say what?  I thought all peanuts looked like this:

(http://junkfood.yowazzup.com/images/planters-dry-roasted-peanuts.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: punatic on June 14, 2011, 06:33:46 PM
(http://www.tastyislandhawaii.com/images/pats_peanuts_spicygarlic.jpg)
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: deepsouth on June 14, 2011, 06:37:22 PM
i love boiled peanuts.  about the only thing good about mississippi is, lots of people sell them roadside and in seafood places and whatnot.
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: bluesman on June 14, 2011, 07:49:14 PM
Boiled peanuts and beer!  8)

It's what's good fuyya.  ;D
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: punatic on June 14, 2011, 08:55:45 PM
Boiled peanuts and beer!  8)

It's what's good fuyya.  ;D

That is served in heaven!
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: euge on June 15, 2011, 08:46:07 AM
My mouth is burning now. One can of wonderful cajun-style boiled peanuts heated in the micro snaffled up in a frenzy of munchies.

Thank god I don't have 10 pounds of them...
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: boulderbrewer on June 22, 2011, 03:15:38 AM
I wish we didn't have to buy Raw Walmart peanuts but you got to have raw nuts!
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tubercle on June 22, 2011, 03:27:36 AM
Update....

  Canned all I had left and my wonderful and loving kids came over Father's Day and took all of the pints home with them >:( >:( >:(

%$&#ing Kids!!!

I love them though :D :D :D

So, bought some more.

 This time I pressure cooked them. Tubercle thought, why not? I pressure cook everything else ;D

 I put a couple of pounds in a 1 cup salt/1gallon water ratio brine and brought them to a boil and cut off the heatand let them soak in the hot brine for 1 hour to saturate the hulls. Clamped down the lid and then 45 minutes @ 15 psi. They turned out better than if they had been cooked all day.

 I have found a new method 8) 8)
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: boulderbrewer on June 22, 2011, 03:31:06 AM
I need to find a way to get a sack from tubercle!
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tubercle on June 22, 2011, 03:39:23 AM
I need to find a way to get a sack from tubercle!


Y'all ain't got Valencias in Colorado?
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: boulderbrewer on June 22, 2011, 03:43:12 AM
I'm in WisconSIN! Don't have peanuts here. Sadly.
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tubercle on June 22, 2011, 03:49:39 AM
I'm in WisconSIN! Don't have peanuts here. Sadly.

 My bad.. :-[ :-[ The Boulder made me think of Colorado.

  In any case...cost + S&H might solve that. PM?
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tschmidlin on June 22, 2011, 03:52:07 AM
I take it this is raw peanut season?  Do they store well fresh, or is boiling/canning the best way to go?
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: boulderbrewer on June 22, 2011, 03:53:10 AM
Keep them in your root cellar.
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tschmidlin on June 22, 2011, 03:56:22 AM
Got it.  Step 1 - dig a root cellar. ;)

How long will they keep that way?
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tubercle on June 22, 2011, 04:00:41 AM
Got it.  Step 1 - dig a root cellar. ;)

How long will they keep that way?

A year + as long as they are cool/dry.
 
 For boiling/canning, the greener the better. After they cure for a long time then roasting (and then homemade peanut butter ;D) is the only way to go.
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tschmidlin on June 22, 2011, 04:02:58 AM
Ah, so if I want to try fresh boiled peanuts I need to get them now?  Or can they be frozen and then boiled later?
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tubercle on June 22, 2011, 04:08:30 AM
Ah, so if I want to try fresh boiled peanuts I need to get them now?  Or can they be frozen and then boiled later?

 Frozen...Hmmmm????? and then boiled later????

 That's new. Never even concidered it. YOU KNOW I HAVE TO TRY I NOW. ARRRRRGGGGGGG!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tschmidlin on June 22, 2011, 04:50:07 AM
Ah, so if I want to try fresh boiled peanuts I need to get them now?  Or can they be frozen and then boiled later?

 Frozen...Hmmmm????? and then boiled later????

 That's new. Never even concidered it. YOU KNOW I HAVE TO TRY I NOW. ARRRRRGGGGGGG!!!!!!!
Let me know how it goes, then I can have my brother get some green peanuts and we can boil them up in September. ;D
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tschmidlin on June 22, 2011, 04:52:58 AM
for what it's worth tubercle, google said this:

Consumers of boiled peanuts much prefer fresh green peanuts or frozen green peanuts brought back to a boil, rather than some type of dried or canned boiled peanuts.  Freezing does not seem to harm the flavor at all.  (http://greenpeanuts.net/)
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tubercle on June 22, 2011, 05:07:10 AM
for what it's worth tubercle, google said this:

Consumers of boiled peanuts much prefer fresh green peanuts or frozen green peanuts brought back to a boil, rather than some type of dried or canned boiled peanuts.  Freezing does not seem to harm the flavor at all.  (http://greenpeanuts.net/)

Seriously, I don't know why freezing wouldn't work. Just never concidered it...UNTIL NOW!!!! Mmmuuuuhahahahhaha.

 Fresh peanuts all year long  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tschmidlin on June 22, 2011, 05:16:40 AM
Maybe do a test - freeze some without boiling and some after they've been boiled.  Then boil them again and see which is better.  We'll be waiting :)
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: punatic on June 25, 2011, 09:23:00 AM
Raw peanuts and dried peanuts don't get it.  They have to be green peanuts.

Boil all day?  I fill a five gallon stockpot 2/3 full with green peanuts, fill with water about an inch or two over the peanuts, bring to boil and turn heat down to a medium-low boil, cover with a lid that is tilted to catch steam but not allow boil-over, boil two hours, add a cup of salt, boil another hour, turn off heat, when all of the peanuts have sunk to the bottom (saturated with water) they are ready.  Drain and eat.  Never had enough left over to do anything but put in a ziplock for the next day's pau hana.

Canned boiled peanuts are like canned corn - they'll do if you're hiding from nuclear winter in a fallout shelter, but pretty yucky compared to the real deal

When I lived in Florida, green peanut season coincided with the start of football season.  Here in Hawaii they think boiled peanuts are made with dried peanuts.  I'm on a quest for green Hawaiian peanuts.  May have to try my hand at growing them myself.  Dees locals need to see what boiled peanuts can really be!

Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: thirsty on June 25, 2011, 12:15:25 PM
I would love to try this but I can't imagine where I would get green peanuts in the NYC area.
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: euge on June 25, 2011, 05:13:51 PM
I'm gonna try and hit the 67th annual Floresville Peanut Festiva (http://www.floresvillepeanutfestival.org/)l later on in the year. Not too far from the house by Texas standards.

Hopefully there'll be boiled peanuts there. :)
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: punatic on June 25, 2011, 07:56:10 PM
In the movie Stand By Me  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96Ze9T40gqg) the boys are sitting around a campfire talikng...  One of the boys says, "If I could have only one food for the rest on my life?  That's easy - Pez, cherry flavored Pez."

If I could have only one food for the rest on my life?  That's easy - boiled peanuts!

BTW Goofy is a dog (says the guy who was one of the original guys in the Goofy costume at Walt Disney World).
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: phillamb168 on June 26, 2011, 04:55:51 PM
OMG I FOUND RAW PEANUTS I FOUND RAW PEANUTS.

Going to boil them -NOW- and feed them to the wife. It will be her first experience.

Sadly, I couldn't find any small brown paper bags. Oh well, next time.
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tubercle on June 26, 2011, 06:56:36 PM
OMG I FOUND RAW PEANUTS I FOUND RAW PEANUTS.

Going to boil them -NOW- and feed them to the wife. It will be her first experience.

Sadly, I couldn't find any small brown paper bags. Oh well, next time.

Congrats ;D

 A styrofoam cup is concidered an exceptable substitue for a paper bag in extreme emergencies.

Tell your wife that if she is outside it is deemed proper etiquette to spit out the hulls. This comes after perfecting the technique of popping the whole thing in the mouth, cracking and getting the nuts out then spitting out the hulls. Go easy in her. It takes practice.  :D :D This is especially useful while fishing, watching dirt track racing or a baseball game.
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: punatic on June 26, 2011, 09:15:35 PM
Tell your wife that if she is outside it is deemed proper etiquette to spit out the hulls. This comes after perfecting the technique of popping the whole thing in the mouth, cracking and getting the nuts out then spitting out the hulls.

? ? ?
Are we talking boiled peanuts or sunflower seeds?

Pop the whole thing in your mouth and you'll OD on salt.
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: euge on June 26, 2011, 09:18:05 PM
Tell your wife that if she is outside it is deemed proper etiquette to spit out the hulls. This comes after perfecting the technique of popping the whole thing in the mouth, cracking and getting the nuts out then spitting out the hulls.

? ? ?
Are we talking boiled peanuts or sunflower seeds?

Pop the whole thing in your mouth and you'll OD on salt.

It's best achieved when you just have that one tooth to slice the pod open... :D
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tubercle on June 26, 2011, 09:38:29 PM
Tell your wife that if she is outside it is deemed proper etiquette to spit out the hulls. This comes after perfecting the technique of popping the whole thing in the mouth, cracking and getting the nuts out then spitting out the hulls.

? ? ?
Are we talking boiled peanuts or sunflower seeds?

Pop the whole thing in your mouth and you'll OD on salt.

 
It's best achieved when you just have that one tooth to slice the pod open... :D


Y'all got to get your game on.

 Crack it along the seam with the side teeth. Spit out the half hull. Another slight bite pops out the 2 or 3 nuts, spit out the
remaining hull. Enjoy.

 This is only for advanced users. Salt overload can be a problem.

Maybe the bite the hull in half-suck out the peanuts-throw away the hull method is best for '168's wife to start ;D
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: punatic on June 26, 2011, 10:07:36 PM
Can you eat mudbugs one handed?

Doug Lindley of the Crescent City Homebrewers showed me how back in `93.
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tubercle on June 26, 2011, 10:28:56 PM
Can you eat mudbugs one handed?

Doug Lindley of the Crescent City Homebrewers showed me how back in `93.

 now that is talent.

I make a complete mess with 2 hands.

 But I love them so.
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: punatic on June 26, 2011, 10:40:53 PM
Can you eat mudbugs one handed?

Doug Lindley of the Crescent City Homebrewers showed me how back in `93.

 now that is talent.

I make a complete mess with 2 hands.

 But I love them so.

Pop a bug - sip a beer...  repeat!

Sure do wish they'd have another NHC in NOLA again.  I'll swim all the way to get there if I have to!
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tubercle on June 26, 2011, 10:45:41 PM
Can you eat mudbugs one handed?

Doug Lindley of the Crescent City Homebrewers showed me how back in `93.

 now that is talent.

I make a complete mess with 2 hands.

 But I love them so.

Pop a bug - sip a beer...  repeat!

Sure do wish they'd have another NHC in NOLA again.  I'll swim all the way to get there if I have to!

 The whole thing?!?

 Dang.
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: punatic on June 26, 2011, 10:47:19 PM
Can you eat mudbugs one handed?

Doug Lindley of the Crescent City Homebrewers showed me how back in `93.

 now that is talent.

I make a complete mess with 2 hands.

 But I love them so.

Pop a bug - sip a beer...  repeat!

Sure do wish they'd have another NHC in NOLA again.  I'll swim all the way to get there if I have to!

 The whole thing?!?

 Dang.

No, just the tail meat.
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tubercle on June 26, 2011, 11:00:18 PM
Can you eat mudbugs one handed?

Doug Lindley of the Crescent City Homebrewers showed me how back in `93.

 now that is talent.

I make a complete mess with 2 hands.

 But I love them so.

Pop a bug - sip a beer...  repeat!

Sure do wish they'd have another NHC in NOLA again.  I'll swim all the way to get there if I have to!

 The whole thing?!?

 Dang.

No, just the tail meat.

 Oh :-[ :-[ :-[

 Suck the heads 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: punatic on June 27, 2011, 02:45:34 AM
Can you eat mudbugs one handed?

Doug Lindley of the Crescent City Homebrewers showed me how back in `93.

 now that is talent.

I make a complete mess with 2 hands.

 But I love them so.

Pop a bug - sip a beer...  repeat!

Sure do wish they'd have another NHC in NOLA again.  I'll swim all the way to get there if I have to!

 The whole thing?!?

 Dang.

No, just the tail meat.

 Oh :-[ :-[ :-[

 Suck the heads 8) 8) 8)

No, too much spice concentrates up in there for me.  I do stick a pinky finger in there and scoop out some head fat from time to time though.  Good stuff!

Maybe we should start a mudbug thread?
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: morticaixavier on June 27, 2011, 03:26:43 AM
I would love to try this but I can't imagine where I would get green peanuts in the NYC area.

check out the farmers markets. Look to the asian stands, At least here in norcal they are all over at the right time of year. I Could be wrong but I think of NYC as THE PLACE YOU CAN GET ANYTHING!!!
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: phillamb168 on June 27, 2011, 06:34:34 AM
Also, African markets should have them.

Wife was disgusted at first, and then she tasted one. Then she ate half the batch (!). These coulda been boiled for another hour, though, as they weren't quite to that mushy shell stage. Good stuff though. It's been a while since I last had them, and I realized last night that they remind me a lot of cooked chickpeas. Perhaps some peanut-based tahini or falafel? Or would that just be fried peanut butter?
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: morticaixavier on June 27, 2011, 02:57:06 PM
Also, African markets should have them.

Wife was disgusted at first, and then she tasted one. Then she ate half the batch (!). These coulda been boiled for another hour, though, as they weren't quite to that mushy shell stage. Good stuff though. It's been a while since I last had them, and I realized last night that they remind me a lot of cooked chickpeas. Perhaps some peanut-based tahini or falafel? Or would that just be fried peanut butter?

My wife's best friend was in africa for the peace corps for a few years and my wife went to visit her. Apparently there is a peanut preperation there that involves beating the nuts in a big morter and pestle until the fat separates from the protein and they end up with a firm dough which is then fried in the peanut oil. sounds kind of like falafel to me.
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: phillamb168 on June 27, 2011, 03:30:34 PM
Sounds like we need to try a recipe.
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tubercle on October 16, 2011, 12:58:13 PM
As a result of a conversation with boulderbrew and searching for some fresh nuts from this year's crop, I found out that there is a peanut shortage. This is the first I have heard of it but those in the grocery business have already got the heads up.

 Peanut butter prices are expected to double and things with peanut butter in them will increase also.

 Apparantly the drought caused low quality and yields, even in neighboring Georgia; (AKA Jawww-Jah).

Google "peanut shortage". 
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: punatic on October 16, 2011, 04:28:47 PM
I found some green peanuts at the Maku'u farmers market around the corner from my home.  $5/lb or $9 for a #2 bag.  I almost bit the bullet and bought a bag, except the vendor/farmer, a Filipino women insisted on lecturing me in pigin that there is no such thing as green peanuts, "Peanuts no green!  Peanuts brown!  Peanuts ALWAYS brown.  No green peanuts...  Why you say peanuts green?  Peanuts never green.  Peanuts always brown! You silly you think peanuts green, ha, ha, ha..."

I finally handed the bag back and said, "No thank you.  If you want to sell peanuts at $4.50 a pound you need to work on your sales pitch."

Sometimes the South seems a million miles away...
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: jeffy on October 16, 2011, 06:05:22 PM
I found some green peanuts at the Maku'u farmers market around the corner from my home.  $5/lb or $9 for a #2 bag.  I almost bit the bullet and bought a bag, except the vendor/farmer, a Filipino women insisted on lecturing me in pigin that there is no such thing as green peanuts, "Peanuts no green!  Peanuts brown!  Peanuts ALWAYS brown.  No green peanuts...  Why you say peanuts green?  Peanuts never green.  Peanuts always brown! You silly you think peanuts green, ha, ha, ha..."

I finally handed the bag back and said, "No thank you.  If you want to sell peanuts at $4.50 a pound you need to work on your sales pitch."

Sometimes the South seems a million miles away...

Sounds similar to the wet- vs. fresh-hop dialog.
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: tschmidlin on October 17, 2011, 04:46:10 AM
Sounds similar to the wet- vs. fresh-hop dialog.
;D

Except "green" already has the meaning "new" or "fresh".  If you want to start calling them green hops instead, I'll support that. ;)
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: boulderbrewer on October 21, 2011, 03:41:36 AM
I still hold out hope for 25# of fresh green peanuts, Thanks to Tubercle for searching for me. I'm optimistic!
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: The Professor on October 21, 2011, 04:05:19 AM
I would love to try this but I can't imagine where I would get green peanuts in the NYC area.

check out the farmers markets. Look to the asian stands, At least here in norcal they are all over at the right time of year. I Could be wrong but I think of NYC as THE PLACE YOU CAN GET ANYTHING!!!

Any good Asian grocery store (of which there are plenty in the NY/NJ area)  should have them.
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: bluesman on October 21, 2011, 11:42:23 AM
Interesting factoids and cooking method.  :)

http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/BoiledPeanutsHistory.htm
Title: Re: Boiled Peanuts
Post by: punatic on October 21, 2011, 05:50:41 PM
If you add the salt at the begining of the boil as stated in that recipe your peanuts will get way too salty. Let your peanuts boil for a couple of hours first, then add and mix in the salt.  When the peanuts are done, turn off the heat and allow the peanuts to sit in the brine until they have all sunk to the bottom of the boiling pot.  Then drain and feast!

Don't know nothin' bout no sweet tea or soda pop...  BEER!