ham and peanuts

Discussion in 'Pork' started by johnnyreb, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. johnnyreb

    johnnyreb Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    had a family get together saturday and smoked 2 hams and some cajun boiled peanuts
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    MMmmm! Looks great![​IMG]
    I love boiled peanuts![​IMG]
  3. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those peanuts look great, bet they taste fantastic with a few cold beers.
  4. rtom

    rtom Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    looks pretty cool, I never heard of boiling peanuts very interested in that, how about more info?
  5. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Both Jon and I love boiled peanuts, especially cajun ones!! I'm also interested in a recipe / process for making those dandy treats!
  6. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Crazy you have some nice looking hams and nuts.
  7. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i have a buddy that LOVES the boiled peanuts.........i have tried em.......to say the least, i will pass..........but i KNOW they have their fans out there.......but them hams look GREAT
  8. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    nice hams. bet they were good
  9. johnnyreb

    johnnyreb Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    for the peanuts i just used a bag of crab boil, cayene pepper and salt, let them boil for 2 hours take a few out to test to see if they have enough seasoning then add more if needed during the rest of the cook, they take about 4 hours

    i smoked the ham with pecan wood, if you can get ahold of some, hams are awesome smoked with pecan
  10. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hams look wonderful! I've heard of this boiled peanut thing but never have tried it or tasted any. Hear it is a love it or hate it kinda thing. Maybe some more info on how to do it and what it tastes like?
  11. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    There ain't much more to tell about how to do them. Crazyhorse gave you the good info.....(make sure you use raw peanuts though). Boiled peanuts are sort of like grits in yankee land....you either like them or you don't. Sam's carries them canned....check and see if your local one has them and heat'um up and see if you like them...if so, do them yourself, better that way imho.
  12. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh yeah.........boiled peanuts.........I think I will have to make a batch this week. Haven't done them in a while.
  13. johnnyreb

    johnnyreb Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    yea like goose said i guess boiled peanuts are more of a southern thang but they are like them lays potato chips you cant just eat one...and make sure you use green peanuts not roasted if you try to do some
  14. krusher

    krusher Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I love boiled peanuts, I live in virginia and cant get them anywhere around here,, I have been known to take a trip down on I-85 in south carolina to abbott farms and get about 30.00 worth,, I can get raw peanuts sometimes down here but I have never made them that good.

    Would you please not only give me the ingredients you use but the method,, I try to boil them overnight, I have heard you need to put some sort of weight on them to hold them under,, could you help me out[​IMG]
  15. johnnyreb

    johnnyreb Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    i cook them for a total of 4 -5 hours

    start with raw peanuts add water to cover
    add seasoning
    once they start to boil cut back heat and let simmer

    take a few nuts out at about 2 hours to taste and see if they need anymore salt or whatever seasoning you are using add some if necessary

    keep trying them until they get nice and soft and full of juice

    once you think they are done take them out of the water and place them in a bowl as the longer they set in the water the more salty they will get

    as far as the salt dont over do it, i use one of the big containers of salt and use maybe a half of it all together
    add more or less to suit your taste
  16. krusher

    krusher Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    thanks man, you probably saved me a trip to south carolina with my wife ridin shotgun saying over and over,,,this has got to be the stupidest thing you have ever done..........
  17. dennisdocb

    dennisdocb Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I boil them the same as crazyhorse..after about 4-5 hours I just turn the turkey frier way down and dip out as needed..BTW my wife just asked me what I was writing about and now I'm boilin peanuts this weekend. As someone has said you can get them from sam's. I get during off season and doctor a little and cook them in a pressure cooker for 1/2 hr ...very good.
  18. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Quite often I will cheat and buy already boiled and then frozen bags. Just heat them up and add what ever spices you want and you are good to go in a short amount of time. IMO they are just as good as starting from fresh.


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