Many years ago when I first moved to Georgia with my then husband, we were invited to the home of some new friends who we met at dog shows. They had whippets among other breeds.
We knew we were in for a treat when "Sixty" Watts told us that he was cooking up a Low Country Boil, with sausage, shrimp, potatoes and corn on the cobb. But when his wife offered us "boiled peanuts", we just looked at each other. Boiled peanuts?? Little did we know that we were in for a southern treat!
But I ignored his misgivings and went right on with a wonderful recipe from the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Here it is:
Southern Hot Spiced Boiled Peanuts
This takes about 10 minutes to throw together.
5 hours, 25 minutes cooking time
2 pounds raw peanuts in the shell
3/4 cup of hot sauce
1/3 cup of salt
1 (3”piece of fresh ginger,) sliced
1 tablespoon of black pepper corns
2 bay leaves
Directions: Bring all ingredients and 1 gallon (approx) to a boil in a pot over high heat.
Reduce to medium heat and cover, cooking for four hours or until tender. Add water as needed.
Can be done in a crock pot. Makes about 4 cups.
Watch out. These can be addictive. :o)
"May the Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. "
Hadassah's words to Atretes before she was fed to the lions. Voice in the Wind
by Francine Rivers.