Boiled peanuts

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Its that time of the year to boil your peanuts, I went over to Lowry's Farms today and got my annual 50 lbs. and here they are. IMG_1123.jpg If you don't like boiling them yourself he has some already boiled. Of coarse it take some help when I boil IMG_1120.JPG
 

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What do you season them with? I have done them myself a couple times but have never got the flavor I really like. Always comes out too salty and not enough heat.

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Here is how I do it, and from several years of experimenting this has become how I do it each year. My pot is an 80 qt pot, first i put in a 4lb bag or box of ice cream salt. Then I start adding my water, ( hopefully most of the salt is melted) I bring the water to a boil, then add the peanuts. When they come to a rolling boil I add about a cup or a little more of Zatarans liquid boil. Every hour or so I check the water level and if needed add some but make sure you add a little salt when you do this. I boil them for 4 hrs and the shut them off and let sit overnight. Sack them up the next morning ( 50 lbs put up 35 to 37 quart bags) hope this helps Fathertime madeSICC88 I need to add that Frank Lowry that grows the peanuts grows them for boiling, his peanuts have a great flavor and are clean and ready for the pot as soon as you get to the pot. make's a big difference.
 
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I like mine with a little kick to them...so I put a little crawfish oil in mine. I don't do it often but I think that it is about time I make some. I like the idea of ice cream salt.
 

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Thank for the tips. I don't make nearly that much when I do make them but I'll maybe do some this next week. They do sound good now.


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Wow. 37 bags? How long do they keep? I love boiled peanuts. However it seems to be a Southern thing. I work with a lot of people from up north and no one has ever heard of them. I usually try to bring a bag to them before they head back north and almost everyone hates them.
 

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I grew up in the north and have never had them up until about 2 years ago. Saw them all the time down here but never tried them until I was at a BBQ with some friends. Really liked them

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I work with a younger guy that was raised in Rochester, NY. A couple years ago, one of the guys brought in a gallon bag of fresh boiled peanuts and we were passing them around.

Well, Mr NY was giving us an awkward look and finally asked "what are those?". We told him what they were and offer him one. He said "uh, I guess." and proceeded to put the entire peanut in his mouth and start chewing! LoL The face he made was priceless! We all stared at each other in shock for a second wondering why he's eating the shell and all. Then we realized, we had taken for granted our natural southern common sense. Nobody had bothered to explain to him HOW to eat a boiled peanut.

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Wow. 37 bags? How long do they keep? I love boiled peanuts. However it seems to be a Southern thing. I work with a lot of people from up north and no one has ever heard of them. I usually try to bring a bag to them before they head back north and almost everyone hates them.

They freeze pretty good I usually have them all gone in a year so I don't know how long they will keep past that. The trick is to lay the bag out and let them thaw on their own, they are always good if you do that.
 

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This is how we store them. My wife has got the perfect recipe for canning them. They will keep for several years this way, though I wouldn't know for sure since they don't last that long here! A 27lb bag from Holland's will do 27qts. We just took a case to our cabin in Kentucky to have when we are there.
 

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