Friday, August 6, 2010

Boiled Peanuts

I am a sucker for these salty treats! What I think I like most about them is experimenting with the recipe, to add a little kick to the traditional boiled peanut recipe! When I was first offered a boiled peanut I was a bit scared, it looked kind of puffy and wet, not what I was used to in the world of peanut consumption! But after trying them I was hooked! The nut inside never become soggy just delicious.
• 3 cups raw peanuts
• 5 cups water
• 1/3 cup kosher salt
• 1 tbsp cayenne pepper (optional)
Add the peanuts to the salted water and bring to a boil then add the pepper stir and reduce heat to low, cook for three to four hours stirring occasionally.
just to a boil and pepper added
after being cooked for about an hour

Taste after three if the nuts are not the correct texture and flavor keep cooking if desired at this point add more cayenne pepper for an extra kick!

finished and yum!