Boiled Peanuts Recipe

  American Appetizer

4 pounds green peanuts, in shell
6 quarts water
6-10 tablespoons salt

Select and wash green peanuts (available June through August). Place in a large kettle with water and salt. Cover, bring to a boil and boil slowly for 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Water should be briny. More water and salt may be added during cooking if necessary. Test for doneness. Peanuts should be soft inside, but not mushy. Allow
to soak for 30 minutes. Drain.
Serves 6.
Peanuts may be frozen in plastic bags after cooling. To reheat, place in salted water, bring to a boil, drain.

Boiled Peanuts

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