the taste of the south

i’m boiling peanuts tonight. 🙂

here’s how you can join in the fun.


2 lbs. fresh raw peanuts in shells (available in many supermarkets in the fall)
3 tbsp. salt or to taste (robert here – i actually use more salt and i’m making 3 lbs not 2 – i’m placing in a little over a 1/3 of a cup of salt)

Wash peanuts well. Place them in a huge cast iron pot or the biggest pot you have. Pour in enough water to almost fill the pot. Add salt and stir.

Cover and cook over high heat. Bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat only enough to prevent water from boiling over. Add water as needed to keep peanuts under water. When adding water, increase heat to high until peanuts are boiling again.

Boil for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Test to see if they are done by spooning out a peanut, cooling briefly, opening the shell and biting into one. Boiled peanuts should be soft, not crunchy or hard.

Drain, rinse well and cool slightly before serving. Store in plastic bags in refrigerator or freezer.

now go and do likewise. 🙂 real men boil peanuts.

on a different note, i found out today that mike yaconelli died thursday, october 30 due to injuries received during a automobile accident. though i only had the opportunity to meet him twice his writing and thought had a huge influence upon the manner in which i view ministry. yaconelli is truly a man after GOD’s own heart. his zeal for GOD was sometimes scrary for people (myself included in that), but always challenging. though i know he is presently having a blast in the presence of his CREATOR, he will still be missed around here.

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