When I first moved down South I wondered why there were large bins of bulk "green" peanuts in the produce section. And what is a "green" peanut?
I have to admit, my first boiled peanut experience was not a positive one. But once I thought of the peanut's texture like a bean, I quickly fell in love.
So late summer and early fall is peanut harvesting season. Big bins of green peanuts start showing up at your local grocer.
Making boiled peanuts is a full day affair. They are about the easiest thing to whip up but they do take a lot of time. So yesterday we took a lazy Sunday and made some boiled peanuts.
2 Tbsp salt (or more or less to taste)
-Soak the green peanuts in water for an hour to loosen any dirt that may be on the peanuts
-In a large pan, pour peanuts, water, and salt in pan
-Bring to a boil and cook for 4-6 hours on high
-Add more water if needed.