Boiled Peanuts?

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Vegetables' started by placebo, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Used to love to grab a bag of those from the gas station on my way home from work and munch on with an ice cold beer when I lived in the southeast. People on the west coast look at you like you have 3 heads if you ask about boiled peanuts. I can't even find raw ones to make my own.

    So I was wondering if anyone has tried smoking boiled peanuts?
  2. sawyerrt10

    sawyerrt10 Smoke Blower

    Ahh Carolina Caviar! Love those things, We make a bunch every year. Never tried smoking them though. May have to try that.
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Can't say I have ever heard of boiled peanuts in the midwest.
  4. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bought a bag of them years ago not knowing what they actually were. When I opened the bag and saw soft peanuts that had a weird smell I decided I'll just stick to roasted.
    Attempting to grow my own peanuts this year, maybe I'll give it another try if they are homemade.
  5. sawyerrt10

    sawyerrt10 Smoke Blower

    It is an acquired taste. Grew up on them, finally got the wife (she's from MT) eating them.
  6. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    this southern redneck loves them(southern AZ that is)-make them anytime I get the urge-I find raw green peanuts at wallyworld here. and ya an aquaired taste indeed.
  7. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I discovered them 3 years ago when I moved to south louisiana. Tried em but just cant get past the texture. Oh well most of the other food down here is remarkable. LOL
  8. Please!! If anyone tries boiled peanuts for the first time, remove the hull, before you start chewing them. So many people (yankees), when offered for the first time, pop hull and all into their mouth and start chewing and then complain about the taste and texture. Sometimes if the peanuts are fresh out of the field, the very immature ones can be eaten hull and all after boiling, they will be very soft, but only a very few of them are normally like that.
    As far as smoking them, I would think, then you would have roasted dried out peanuts. Boiled peanuts should have a texture just like butterbeans, peas, etc. after boiling.
  9. sawyerrt10

    sawyerrt10 Smoke Blower

    LOL forgot about that gooberguy! Had a friend of mine from up north do the very same thing!
  10. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I used to get them in Florida from road side stands whenever I was down that way. Good stuff.
  11. I've thought of smokin them. With this thread my intrest is higher.
  12. olewarthog

    olewarthog Meat Mopper

    Never thought about smoking them since boiled peanuts are just too dang good to mess with. Although I love smoked foods, I'll just have my peanuts boiled or deep fried.
  13. smokin dad

    smokin dad Fire Starter

    Boiled peanuts rock! hard to find the raw peanuts here in SW Ohio though...
  14. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    All good points. Never even thought about someone eating hull and all lol. That reminds me of a long time ago when I was eating dinner at my sister's house and she had some foreign guy over she was dating. Artichokes have always been a main staple for my family but this guy had never seen or even heard of one. None of us even gave it a second thought as we were scraping the meat off the leaves with our teeth when he pops a whole leaf in his mouth and starts to chew! I almost fell out of my chair laughing so hard, poor guy.
  15. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Boiled Peanuts....we got em here in Hawaii...
  16. Being that I was born and raised in North Georgia I was surprised when I learned that boiled peanuts wern't available everywhere in the world. I grew up in a rural area and boiled peanuts and cold beer was as common as biscuits and gravy, sausage and eggs, or cornbread and buttermilk. We boil some at least once a month, 5 lbs of RAW peanuts, 1 & 1/2 cup kosher salt, 2 tbsp cajun seasoning and 1 PBR. Mighty fine! I never have thought about smoking any but I guess I will have to give it a try.
  17. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was well instructed by a cajun friend. I did shell em but just didnt like em. LOL
  18. torchrider

    torchrider Fire Starter

    I ate many a boiled peanut growing up in South Carolina and Florida. LOVE EM!

    Does anyone have a good boiled peanut recipe?
  19. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When I spent some times in the south, they were called goobers. I still enjoy them, and I do get strange looks from Cali folks.
    20-24 Qt. STOCK POT

    Wash Peanuts, and cover completely with water...2 inches above is about right. Add salt. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer until done... Times will vary depending on the peanuts, how fresh they are, your personal desired degree of doneness etc....Turn off the heat and allow them to soak for an hour or so...Don’t soak them too long or they will get too salty. Eat a few along until they taste right to you....Cool and refrigerate....They freeze well for later too!!

    Enjoy with a Cold Barq’s Root Beer!!

    Edit to add: Try using 1/2 Salt and 1/2 Crab Boil...Delicious! I use the powdered Zatarain's ..


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