Recipe by cinda37379
I grew up on Miami, my parents were from georgia...I can remember summers spent with cousins in the tobacca fields and I remember great big black iron pots at the family reunion with greens and another with boiled peanuts..they were good times! There was always a huge slab of smoked meat in the pot of peanuts...and my folks would always start a pot with smoked meat and hot peppers for those who like life "Spiced up" a bit. I still fix mine that way altho we don't have them often, Try it..especially if you are one who doesn't care for boiled peanuts..these will change your mind I hope! It is difficult for me to give the correct quantity of water and salt opposed to the peanuts as I never measure.
- 3 lbs green raw peanuts
- 1 cup salt
- 1 lb smoked ham hocks (may use ham bone) or 1 lb meat (may use ham bone)
- hot pepper (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- I had trouble putting in 2-3 lbs of green raw jumbo peanuts. I am new at posting -- please forgive.
- Wash peanuts well to get rid of excess grit.
- I always cover my peanuts with water add 1/2 the salt and bring to a boil for approx 15-20 minutes
- Pour off that water and add more and the rest of the salt and smoked meat a cook until they are finished. You may need ro add more salt, this can be done as they cook and you begin to taste for doneness.
- Usually a couple of hours on medium simmer.really to suit your own taste.I like mine fairly soft. Salt also is to your own taste. I split my batch in half most of the time and add hot peppers to taste as my kids love them hot.
- Also, after they are finished cooking take them out of the water.if you don't they will continue to absorb the salt and will become way to salty.
- Enjoy.and please let me know how you like them!