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My first blog and it's a survey! Not very adventurous.

Hot Boiled Peanuts Rule! 
Jun. 5, 2009 7:30 am 
Updated: Jun. 6, 2009 4:47 am

My love for hot boiled peanuts is one that started at a young age. If you are from the south, you know that from spring until fall, hot boiled peanuts are something you can buy just driving down the road. Not in the city, but get out on any little back road and you are bound to run into a little fruit stand that has a huge vat of peanuts boiling. Some stands are solely selling “hot boiled peanuts” and that's all.

It has been several years since I left the south. I now reside in what is considered the mid-west, it is still pretty southern in style where I live but there is definitely a difference in the food. I don’t think of the food around my area as southern.  But it’s okay… most southern food, although very tasty, is not all that healthy.

In the past few weeks I’ve felt a little nostalgic and really have been feeling my southern “roots”. It occurred to me as the hubby and I did a little road trip that what has been missing in my life that I really just couldn’t do without is “hot boiled peanuts”.  I became a woman on a mission! I remembered my mother would make them in the crock-pot for us when we were kids. Since my mother is no longer here to ask all of my burning questions about cooking I turned to my AR friends and, of course, they came through for me.

Armed with the simplest recipe, I set out on my mission to make my beloved “hot boiled peanuts”. SKREECH! (that’s my brake sound)! There is a peanut shortage this year and it took me 3 days to track down raw peanuts in the shell.  My local health food store had them raw out of the shell, that just wouldn’t do.

I’ve posted picture of the different stages of my progress and want you all to know, they turned out exactly like the ones that we always stopped to buy at Bobby’s Hot Boiled Peanut stand that was out in front of his house on Hwy. 53, on the way to Amicalola Falls in north Georgia. In other words… Perfect! A huge hug and big thanks to all of you who came to my aid on this project. It has made me and my family very happy campers!

For those of you who aren’t from the south, the use of hot boiled peanuts in this post may seem redundant and for that I apologize but for those of you who are from the south, you know you don’t simply say boiled peanuts, they HAVE to be hot!

So if you are ever traveling in the south and you come across a sign (usually hand painted) that’s says “hot boiled peanuts ahead” I recommend you stop and give them a try, it could change your life!

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Hot Boiled Peanuts!
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Jun. 5, 2009 7:50 am
great blog...i enjoyed it and the pics...i made the spicy ones...and heck i never knew what i was missing!!!! i am going to make more!~~
Jun. 5, 2009 8:03 am
Thank you for a wonderful story. I would never have known about hot boiled peanuts or their place in southern cooking had it not been for your blog post. I hope you'll tell us more.
Jun. 5, 2009 8:48 am
I moved to the south when I was about 25..never heard of boiled peanuts til then..I was hooked! I would stop everyday after work and get a small bag and eat em up on the way home..that is til I gained about 15 pounds. I quit my addiction for about a year but still every now and then I get sooo hungry for them that I have made them myself.
Jun. 5, 2009 8:57 am
First time I ever heard about them was watching Paula Deen one time. She went on and on about it and I thought they looked good. Being from the NW corner, I don't believe I've ever seen raw peanuts in the shell. I know we can get raw Spanish peanuts, but totally different animal. Loved the post btw.
Jun. 5, 2009 9:13 am
I didn't know that this was a southern food too! I've always known it as a Chinese thing. We don't have to have it hot though--room temp is fine as well. Delish anyway!
Jun. 5, 2009 11:29 am
I have never seen hot peanuts here in Florida, but I would love to try it. Thanks for sharing with us!
Jun. 5, 2009 11:59 am
I'm from way up in New England and had never heard of such a thing until I started a new job and worked with a girl from South Carolina. She brought some back when she went home on vacation, I couldn't get enough of them..yum yum! What a southern secret!
Jun. 6, 2009 4:47 am
I hate to admit, I'm a southerner but have never tried them! I've heard of them, though. I will make it my mission to seek them out now. Shouldn't be too hard around here. Thanks for sharing and the pictures are great!
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