Boiled Peanuts – A Southern Delicacy

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Boiled Peanuts!?
Really?
People boil peanuts and eat them?
And they’re good?
Really?
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.

Boiled peanuts

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.

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Boiled peanuts are a great snack packed high in protein.

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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.

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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!

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Coconut cake at Christmas and Easter time is a must in our family. Everyone loves coconut cake. This recipe has been in our family for several generations. The coconut cake is very moist, it’s easy to make and it’s delicious! This is a 4 layer cake and the icing has to be made at least 24 hours in advance. Icing & Filling 1 – 16 oz. Sour Cream 2 cups granulated sugar 2 – 9 oz. coconut Mix all together, let set in fridge over night.

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This is what the icing will look like after it is mixed.

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There is nothing better than a slice of coconut cake! Coconut Cake 2 – sticks margarine 1/3 cup Crisco 3 cups granulated sugar 3 cups plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 5 eggs 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring Sift baking powder and flour together, set aside. Cream margarine, Crisco, sugar well, add eggs one at a time. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternating with milk. Add vanilla and mix well. Bake in 4, 9 inch round pans at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes depending on your oven. I cook 2 pans at a time so that they cook evenly. Let the cake layers cool completely before building your cake. Once you have completed building and icing the cake, place in the fridge so that it can set. The longer the better before serving.

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My oldest daughter Lauren and my son Michael love this cake! Enjoy!

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