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OT---Boiled Peanuts---OT

ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,437

Planning to make some for a guys trip this weekend. Anyone have any pointers? I usually do mine in my outdoor propane cooker, and the peanut doesnt come loose from shell too well. I would imagine this means undercooked, but I always cook them way longer than any recipes call for because shell still seems too hard. Am I overcooking them? Any help would be appreciated.

Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • ratcheerratcheer Posts: 189
    I wish I knew. I love boiled peanuts but have never made them.

    Tim
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,826
    edited March 2013
    Why? My Mother from SC and Father from GA. Just never got boiled peanuts????????????
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 3,880
    how long are you cooking them? 

    when i do them, this is too simple, I just put them in a crock pot on high with water covering them all and leave them going for around 24 hours adding salt along the way. always spot on.  put them on the day before and start testing them next afternoon. 


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  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,246
    The hardest part would be getting green peanuts this time of year. From what I understand green and raw peanuts are not the same thing. It sounds like you might be boiling raw peanuts, they take forever to boil and are still tough. I think green or just fresher but I could be wrong.
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,437
     
    Mickey said:
    Why? My Mother from SC and Father from GA. Just never got boiled peanuts????????????

    Never boiled peanuts???? Really?? Man you are missing out.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,437
    The hardest part would be getting green peanuts this time of year. From what I understand green and raw peanuts are not the same thing. It sounds like you might be boiling raw peanuts, they take forever to boil and are still tough. I think green or just fresher but I could be wrong.
    I can get the peanuts in SC, that is not a problem. I should have been more clear. The texure of the peanut is fine and the taste is great, they just do not release from the shell as well as I want them too.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,826
    @Chubbs, can you boil them after you honey-roast them?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,437
    Mickey said:
    @Chubbs, can you boil them after you honey-roast them?
    @Mickey, I believe roasted are already shelled. For boiled, you leave them in the shell and boil them with some salt. Or cajun seasoning if you want cajun ones. Boiled peanuts are a staple around these parts. I just cant get mine exactly how I want them.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 2,198
    I use a propane turkey pot for mine too. Sounds like you need to boil them for longer. Some people don't like them too soft, so that's probably why the recipe says a shorter time. The longer you boil though, the saltier they will be. If you overshoot the saltiness, throw in a few taters...it will soak up some of the salt. Hope this helps, @Chubbs! :)
    PS, there is a dude that sits at the gas station across from the dam that sells excellent boiled peanuts. I always pick up a bag before launching my boat. :)
    2014 Co-Wing King
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,437
    Dyal_SC said:
    I use a propane turkey pot for mine too. Sounds like you need to boil them for longer. Some people don't like them too soft, so that's probably why the recipe says a shorter time. The longer you boil though, the saltier they will be. If you overshoot the saltiness, throw in a few taters...it will soak up some of the salt. Hope this helps, @Chubbs! :) PS, there is a dude that sits at the gas station across from the dam that sells excellent boiled peanuts. I always pick up a bag before launching my boat. :)
    Hard to beat good ole Southern boiled peanuts and a beer (or ten!). The Piggly Wiggly on Forest already has them out. I am going to do a huge batch in my cooker for a bachelor party this weekend.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,760
    Here are some ideas.  I buy mine already boiled from a wholesaler.  The name is Hawks.

    http://whatscookingamerica.net/History/BoiledPeanutsHistory.htm

     Nuts, Peanuts, Boiled, Satkinson
     
     
    I like mine a little spicy so I mix salt and cajun seasoning. I add water to the peanuts to cover a couple of inches, measuring how much water I use. I then add a half cup of salt and a half cup of store-bought cajun seasoning per gallon of water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook medium, adding water if needed, for about four hours. I start checking them for doneness after four hours. I've gone as long as six hours. If you don't like the spice, stick to salt. One cup per gallon of water.
     
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     Recipe Type
    Snack
     
     Recipe Source

    Source: BGE Forum, Satkinson, 2009/07/25


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  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,731
    @chubbs I go to Mr Ringo on Garners Ferry; right past Bunkys. About the best around these parts and he has most year round. Makes them right in back of store. My family and him are close so I hang out up there in back eating them and drinking beer. My kind of happy hour.
    Boom
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,437

    Good to know, @Fan. I want to cook my own, but if in a pinch good to know of this place.

    @Mickey, here is a video for you....

     

    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • JscottJscott Posts: 174
    Why not just boil a bunch of peas and dump in a carton of Morton Salt and call it a day? those things are awful!
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  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,731
    Jscott said:

    Why not just boil a bunch of peas and dump in a carton of Morton Salt and call it a day? those things are awful!

    You. Leave the forum! Boiled peanuts are amazing!!!
    Boom
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  • BuckdodgerBuckdodger Posts: 893
    Why not just boil a bunch of peas and dump in a carton of Morton Salt and call it a day? those things are awful!
    You. Leave the forum! Boiled peanuts are amazing!!!
    Ditto !! That "boy" ain't had no learnin" !!

    Alexander City,Al
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  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    i usually do mine in a crock pot that i sit out in the garage. i put it in the garage because they do not offer up a nice smell for the house. i usually put them on high fir a couple hours the reduce them to low adding water as needed. they usually taker around 12 hours or so i just keep "sampling until they are soft enough. then i turn them off and let them sit in the water for another 12 hours or so just to get more flavoring in tem. i usually add some kind of rub with alot of salt

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,826

    @Chubbs. That was me trying to be funny. Like my wife keeps telling me: I am not......

    But for real not a fan of boiled peanuts.

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    @chubbs I want some freakin' boiled peanuts now thanks to you!
    Anderson, SC
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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    I'm with MrCookingNurse. I've always just put them in a crockpot on low for a day. Never really put a time limit on it. I usually do cajun style though. Who am I kidding....by "I" I mean "my wife" on this one.
    Dunedin, FL
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,437
    edited March 2013
    Jscott said:
    Why not just boil a bunch of peas and dump in a carton of Morton Salt and call it a day? those things are awful!
    Wouldn't clicking on a thread titled something you know you dont like be kind of the same as smelling someone's finger when they ask you to?
    :-?
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,250
    Chubbs said:
    Jscott said:
    Why not just boil a bunch of peas and dump in a carton of Morton Salt and call it a day? those things are awful!
    Wouldn't clicking on a thread titled something you know you dont like be kind of the same as smelling someone's finger when they ask you to?
    :-?
    That's a little worse than smelling after they tell you to pull it.
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  • JscottJscott Posts: 174
    Funny stuff guys! My wife loves them, I've never acquired the taste.
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Slimey beans! Wife and kids eat them but I just don't like em!
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • GaryLangeGaryLange Posts: 238
    If God had meant for Peanuts to be boiled he would have made them like an Idaho potato.
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  • I first bought boiled peanuts when we were on our way to Road Atlanta for a motorcycle race and loved em! I tried making them once on my stovetop and it was a resounding failure...I gave up on the idea of ever getting fresh boiled peanuts here in Austin.

    Now this crockpot method sounds like something I can handle! Thanks for the thread.

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  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    @FearlessTheEggNoob just make sure to buy Green peanuts. i have seen some people try to make boiled peanuts with roasted peanuts and that will be a failure everytime.

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

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  • Thanks! I'll make sure I don't do that!

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,533
    boiled peanuts must be illegal up here, there must be a border down south were theyre not allowed to cross
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  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 1,731

    boiled peanuts must be illegal up here, there must be a border down south were theyre not allowed to cross

    Kinda like grits ha
    Boom
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