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‘Bald Penders’

February 2, 2011

That’s what the bf calls Boiled Peanuts (if I ever find out why, I’ll fill you in). We’re both born Southerners, and boiled peanuts are a distinctly southern thing. I have had many people, namely everyone I know from up north, tell me that they are disgusting, they look like cockroaches (???), they taste gross, etc.

I don’t get it, and neither does the bf, and neither does a boat load of people who cook ’em up themselves at home because those roadside stands make a killing off ’em. The green peanuts (raw) that we get from our farmstand are $1 a pound. At the produce markets, they usually charge $4.50 a medium soft drink cup full. So….not really a good deal. Plus they’re just so darn easy there’s no reason not to do it yourself.

Here’s How:

Get peanuts. A lot. Like, 1 or 2 pounds.

Dump into CrockPot

Fill with water until 1-2 inches covers them.

Put in about a handful of salt. I use Kosher because it dissolves really nicely.

Put in seasonings. I use red pepper flakes, paprika, 1 bay leaf and a little garlic powder.

Put on Low and come back in 18-24 hours. You’re welcome 😉

Cookin' away...

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Teresa permalink
    February 22, 2011 8:37 am

    Here’s a tip. If you are doing this on the stove instead of the crock pot, Do NOT fall asleep while you cook them. If you do, and the water runs out, the peanuts will begin to burn at the bottom of the pot. About thirty minutes later the horrible stench will soak into all of the fabric surfaces within your dwelling. This will last for several days. You will be very sad.

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