Enjoy the Simplicity of Food--Boiled Peanuts

My mother-in-law is eating the boiled peanuts for the first time in her life, and she is 65 years old. When I first put the raw peanuts in the pot, she started picking few to taste. She kept eating through the whole cooking process. She enjoys the simple and original taste of peanuts, which is way the food should be cooked and served.



Ingredients:
2 lb fresh peanuts with shell. Don't buy the dried peanuts, it will take very long time to cook through.
1 tbsp salt
3 pieces of star anise (optional)
Enough water to cover the peanuts

Directions:
1. Use a big pot, put enough water to cover the peanuts. The top layer of peanuts will float. Don't worry, it is just going to be steamed.
2. Add salt, cover the pot.
3. High heat till boiling, keep the pot covered half way. Turn to low heat keep it simmer. Cook 50-60 minutes all together. Pick one from top to test the softness.

10 comments:

Weyn Cueva said...

This one of my favorite snacks. It's one of those foods you can't stop eating! Although raw peanuts taste great and are a joy to eat because of the crunch, there's a flavor I also love from boiled peanuts.

SimplePleasures said...

i love love LOVE boiled peanuts!

They are soft and easy to eat. These are very addictive you cannot just have one

Jules and Ruby said...

so glad you posted about this. i see people buying up fresh p-nuts at the farmers market and i've wondered how exactly the boiling method is done...thanks. great photo.

Dips said...

Nice Click..too yummy

Abby said...

I love boiled peanuts! I usually have them with condensed milk and shaved ice and it's soo good.

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clip-football said...

Thank you very much

Primary Work at Home said...

I also love boiled peanuts. It's a healthy food.

Alisa said...

I love boiled peanuts!I wonder what it would taste like if I add the star anise :) I guess I'll have to try it myself

famr_4evr said...

This looks amazing. We'll have to try it. Maybe delegate to DD 16 who loves to experiment.