Saturday, January 26, 2013

Just Checking in with a recipe for Super Bowl

Hello, Sweet Friend! I want to thank you for your kind words of comfort during my difficult time. Although I am feeling much better and at peace, the situation remains without change. God is in control.

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!

With my husband, Jim, we would only buy boiled peanuts in the fall when we would stop at Burt's Pumpkin Farm. There was just something about the yearly ritual that was so much fun. When I offered to make them at home, you would have thought that I was being sacrilegious. LOL

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. 


Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

GOOD MORNING CHARLOTTE! I've missed you and sounds like things are better!?
Do hope and pray for a resolution!
These boiled peanuts sound delicious!! May have to try this!!
Thoughts and prayers to you!!

Sowing Stitches said...

I've eaten boiled peanuts all my life but never 'spicy' these sound amazing and yes I am now craving a giant pot of boiled peanuts. I hope that I can find some raw peanuts locally....asap!

From the Kitchen said...

Nice to hear from you! I love the shrimp boil that you mentioned but boiled peanuts were never a favorite of mine. In fact, I never had them until we moved to Charleston. It's the texture that I don't care for. I like my peanuts crunchy.


hootnonny said...

Flashback to my childhood. I love boiled peanuts. My uncle was a peanut farmer, so we got to pull the peanuts, pick them off, then boil them! Peanut Boils were social affairs in South Georgia.

Would try these if I could get my hand on some raw peanuts!

Carol said...

This sounds very good, and it's nice to hear from you again. I do hope things are improving for you.

Chatty Crone said...

I am glad to see you here again.

You know I have lived here for decades and have never had a boiled peanut.

TexWisGirl said...

they look interesting!

i hope things are better...

Garden of Egan said...

My oldest daughter lived in Atlanta briefly and talked often of a low country boil.

Boiled peanuts? You make them sound delicous.

You are in my thoughts and prayers dear friend.

Barbara Shallue said...

Thank you for this recipe! I've always thought boiled peanuts sounded pretty bland but holy cow, these sound great!! Hope you had a beautiful day!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I'm southern but I'll pass; I dislike squishy peanuts, no matter how tasty -grin-.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

It's so good to see you post. Thank you for the update. I'm still praying and thinking of you. That passage from Numbers is my all time favorite! It is the perfect blessing to give to a friend. The peanut recipe looks delish. May have to try that sometime. Thanks!

Donna said...

You know, I've Never eaten them!Hahaaa...They DO sound good though!!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I adore boiled peanuts!!! Have never had them with spices nor have I ever made them. 5 hours, I guess this would be something you cook outside on the deck.

THE last picture made me want to lick the screen! They look perfectly cooked.

Lisa Gordon said...

Charlotte, I had boiled peanuts just once. As I was driving through Georgia, I noticed that many vendors were selling them on the roadside. Now I'd never heard of boiled peanuts, so I had to give them a try. I think I stopped at least 3 more times to buy more before I left Georgia! :-)

This recipe sounds absolutely yummy. Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you are doing okay.


Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We know theses are Southern treats, but as natives of NJ as just could not devote a liking for them, so we still enjoy peanuts straight from the shell. Hot sauce doesn't agree with Grenville's stomach...or mine. Hope that things are getting better day by day for you, Charlotte.

Richard Cottrell said...

Oh my, I could eat my weight in them, and the mess. Perfect! Richard from My old Historic House