Wonderful recipe ! I recommend. (P. S. Maybe its just me but if you don't like boiled peanuts, don't make them, and dog a fine recipe because you don't care for boiled peanuts anyway!)
Wow, cool! I'd never eaten boiled peanuts, but the idea really appealed to me, so I picked your recipe since it seemed most up my alley. I did make what I consider minor changes: I soaked the peanuts in water for a day, then continued with the slow cooking. I used kosher salt, no red peppers and quite a few dashes of both garlic (powder) and soy sauce. Liberties could surely be taken with a variety of spices and that's part of what makes this such a great recipe. I couldn't keep my paws out of the pot when they were almost done and even my husband, who at first winced at the idea, snuck a bowl into the other room when he thought I wasn't looking. MEN! Thanks, Geri...these are great!
Maybe I'm just not aware of the appeal of soft hot peanuts. I'm from the midwest where we like to crack open the shell, pop crunchy peanuts in our mouths, savour the salty nuggets and throw the shells on the ground (of the ballpark, of course).
This is exactly how my husband makes boiled peanuts. He even bought his own crockpot so he could make them at work lol (this was years ago, he's no longer obsessed). These peanuts were very interesting, an aquired taste, but a nice snack!
Boiled peanuts are a fantastic snack, growing up we often substituted beer for some of the water, seems that with beer you need less salt in the brine too! I like the soy sauce idea, fun.
This recipe is fantastic. We have enjoyed the boiled peanuts in Alabama and came home to try our hand at it. Very tasty. Thanks a ton.