A family favorite at our home. I love the way the family gets together around the table and laugh and chat while shelling and eating the peanuts.
Remember to use raw peanuts. These peanuts taste good only when it is boiled properly and it has the right amount of salt. Initially I would eyeball both the amount of salt and the boiling times. And the results would sometimes be great, while other times the salt was not enough or the peanuts were still not fully cooked. So nowadays I follow this recipe for perfectly seasoned boiled peanuts.
1 lb / about 1/2 kg raw shelled peanuts
8 cups water
1/2 cup salt
- Wash the raw peanuts thoroughly.
- In a large pot, add the peanuts, water and salt. Slightly cover and bring to a boil for 2 - 2 1/2 hours. Remove from heat source and drain and serve while still warm.