1 pound of raw "green" peanuts (not the color green, but fresh raw peanuts which are called green peanuts)
1/4 cup kosher salt (or 2 Tbsp table salt)
4 cups water
2 Tbsp Old Bay Seasoning, smoked paprika, shrimp boil mix, or even star anise
1 Thoroughly rinse raw unshelled peanuts in water.
2 Put water, salt, seasoning, peanuts in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil. Cover. Boil for 2 to 3 hours or longer (some boil their peanuts all day), until peanuts reach desired level of softness.
3 Drain. Eat up within a couple of days. Boiled peanuts don't save as well as dry.
Again... what I like about them is they Do Not taste like peanuts. This image is hidden for guests. Please login or register to see it. This image is hidden for guests. Please login or register to see it.