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“I grew up on Miami, my parents were from georgia...I can remember summers spent with cousins in the tobacca fields and I remember great big black iron pots at the family reunion with greens and another with boiled peanuts..they were good times! There was always a huge slab of smoked meat in the pot of peanuts...and my folks would always start a pot with smoked meat and hot peppers for those who like life "Spiced up" a bit. I still fix mine that way altho we don't have them often, Try it..especially if you are one who doesn't care for boiled peanuts..these will change your mind I hope! It is difficult for me to give the correct quantity of water and salt opposed to the peanuts as I never measure.”
READY IN:
3hrs
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. I had trouble putting in 2-3 lbs of green raw jumbo peanuts. I am new at posting -- please forgive.
  2. Wash peanuts well to get rid of excess grit.
  3. I always cover my peanuts with water add 1/2 the salt and bring to a boil for approx 15-20 minutes
  4. Pour off that water and add more and the rest of the salt and smoked meat a cook until they are finished. You may need ro add more salt, this can be done as they cook and you begin to taste for doneness.
  5. Usually a couple of hours on medium simmer.really to suit your own taste.I like mine fairly soft. Salt also is to your own taste. I split my batch in half most of the time and add hot peppers to taste as my kids love them hot.
  6. Also, after they are finished cooking take them out of the water.if you don't they will continue to absorb the salt and will become way to salty.
  7. Enjoy.and please let me know how you like them!

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