Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Pressure Cooked Boiled Peanuts
I love Boiled Peanuts. I started eating them when I moved to Georgia for a short time. That is also where I fell in love with Hot Wings. Yumm!
How to? Soak the peanuts in cold water for a little bit before, maybe 20 minutes or so. Drain the raw peanuts, found in your local grocery store. Put them in a pressure cooker. Add a cup of salt if you want it salty and 2/3 cup if less. Cover with water and you can fill about 2/3 full. Cover with lid and bring to pressure. Cook at pressure for at least 45 minutes. Turn it off and depressurize. Let it sit and cool in the water. If you take it out of the water early, they will shrivel up a little and not be as tasty. That will give it more time to soak up the salt. You can tell that the peanuts will sink in the water after they have set for awhile. After a little bit, you can drain them in the sink in a colander.
Storage: I like mine cold, the best. Put them in a Ziploc bag and they will keep in the fridge for 2 weeks. You can also freeze them.
Variations: You can add Tabasco in while cooking if you want them hot.
No Pressure Cooker? No problem. You can boil them on the stove for 2-3 hours.