People boil peanuts and eat them?
And they’re good?
Does this sound strange to you?
Well, boiled peanuts are delicious! I have been eating boiled peanuts as long as I can remember and I am slightly addicted to them. All of my children love them, especially Lauren and Michael. I had a craving for them when I woke up this morning, so I had to go get me a cup.
In our area we have a lot of boiled peanut stands on the side of the road selling none other than boiled peanuts in a variety of flavors. Just like any food, some are better prepared than others. It’s seems that the older folks really know how to make them. A retired friend of mind sells a lot cups of boiled peanuts in a week at his stand.
Regular boiled peanuts, spicy boiled peanuts, cajun peanuts, etc. in 16 ounce cups and larger. You can see the two size cups sitting on the counter in the picture below.
Boiled peanuts are a great snack packed high in protein.
Just look at those delicious little peanuts!
What does a boiled peanut taste like? Well, kind of like a garbanzo bean and the texture of edamame beans. But they are soft, peanutt-y tasting and a very delicious snack.
Be careful cracking them open because the juices from boiling them can squirt you in the face! Oh, when your done, save the shells for the garden compost.
Once you crack them open….yum!
30 thoughts on “Boiled Peanuts – A Southern Delicacy”
i’ve never had occasion to try them.
If you get chance try them, they are good! 🙂
Very interesting, I have never heard this before, I will try it by my one.
Good afternoon Marlies! I was visiting your site and saw your post on the lava cakes! Yum!! 🙂 I love lava cake, another favorite of mine. Thank you for visiting my site and leaving a comment, I hope you visit again soon!
I will do!
this reminded of my childhood years, spent in Quetta, Pakistan, where in the winter months we always had a pot of boiled/boiling peanuts on the coal stove. Umm yummm, and yes careful when splitting open, for it sure does squirt. but with salt, yummy nothing like it.
Hi Farseems! They are a delicacy for sure!! 🙂
Southern I am, but bolded peanuts are all for you 😉
Have you ever tried them Julie? 🙂
yes, and they are “okay”—different—it’s the problem I have when a particular food is eaten one particular way and then it gets switched up in a radical way–I have to get me mind in sync with my taste buds 🙂
I gotcha! Looks like we have another winter storm headed out way on Tuesday/Wednesday! 😉
I have never heard of them, but sounds like a good idea!
Hi Cathy! They are good, very popular in the southern USA! 😉
I lived in the South for many years and I saw those roadside stalls all along the highways. I have tried to like boiled peanuts but every time I’d stop – filled with hope that these peanuts would be different – I would end up tossing the bag. I have no idea why they don’t do it for me. 🙂
A good friend of mine is the same way, he always said that they are like chewing tobacco, either you like it or you don’t! 🙂
I love peanuts, Michael, but I’ve never had nor seen boiled ones. I shall have to try some. Blessings, Natalie 🙂
They are good! 🙂
I love boiled peanuts too michael and have been eating them since I was a child. They taste yummy! Haven’t had them for a long time now and this post made me reminisce my childhood 🙂
Yea! So far only a few of us have eaten boiled peanuts and love them!! 🙂
How interesting, Michael! Only goes to show how much we can learn from fellow bloggers.
Yes, I agree, you should try these if you get a chance! 🙂
What fun! I remember these from my childhood. My grandfather enjoyed growing peanuts. We may get a bit more snow mid-week. You too?
Yes..I think the snow and ice is on it’s way based on what I see in on the weather channel! 🙂
Yum! I always think about on the way to the lake stopping for boiled peanuts!
I know but I don’t think he sells there any more! 🙂
You brought back memories! I haven’t had them in years, but boiled peanuts were my mom’s favorite, and she and my dad often bought them from roadside stands. I have never seen them for sale in a grocery store. And, yes, i have been squirted in the face a few times by that juice!
HI Deb, don’t you just love boiled peanuts!! I have seen them in a can in the grocery but they are not good at all. Nothing like buying and eating boiled peanut from the local peanut stand!
I will have to try boiled peanuts sometime! I’m very curious about them now! 🙂
I love boiled peanuts! Or ‘bald” peanuts as some folks around here call them! I’ve wanted to make my own for a long time, but I’ve never gotten around to it. I have a recipe I saved a long time ago for Cheerwine boiled peanuts and I’m really curious to see what they taste like.
I have never tried making them either and have often thought about it but never seem to get around to it either! 😉