I almost forgot that I wanted to go to the farmer’s market today. Our friend D is the youngest member of a local jazz group , and I wanted to hear him play. I am extra glad when I saw the piles of raw peanuts for sale. I love boiled peanuts and I usually only get them in SC when we visit my folks. But one of the joys of CA is there are so many different cuisines– so you can find almost anything. I have no idea what anyone else does with raw peanuts, but I make southern style boiled peanuts.
I know they boil for awhile – but I had to look it up. There is a wikipedia article on boiled peanuts. I liked this fact:
The process of boiling peanuts also draws antioxidants from the shells. The boiled peanuts have four times the antioxidants of raw or roasted peanuts.
a yummy excuse for eating yummy peanuty salt goodness