05 June 2015

Hot Boil Peanuts

Hot Boiled Peanuts, SC 
Salty and slimy, they aren't everyone's favorite delicacy but we sure do enjoy them in South Carolina. For some reason even the stands and trailers selling boiled peanuts seem to be colorful and quaint.
Boiled peanuts are green or raw nuts that are boiled in salty water for hours outdoors over a fire. The shells turn soggy, and the peanuts take on a fresh, legume flavor. A green peanut is not green in color, just freshly harvested. It takes ninety to a hundred days to grow peanuts for boiling, and they are available only during May through November throughout the southern states. One of the drawbacks of boiled peanuts is that they have a very short shelf life unless refrigerated or frozen.
What is the verdict? Who likes boiled peanuts?