Boiled Peanuts...what a WONDERFUL dish!

@buldwgz (1483)
United States
May 29, 2008 2:53pm CST
Man, I love Boiled Peanuts! They are quite possibly my favorite snack of all time. (Donuts aren't a snack, they are a food group in and of themselves.) Ever tried them? Do you like them? Oh, they are wonderful and a true southern dish. I got a friend to try them, from New York, and he said they were too tough. I asked him if he took them out of the shell and he got kinda quiet and said no very softly. DUH! You gotta boil them in the shell and then take them out as you eat them...Man they are WONDERFUL!
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16 responses
• United States
29 May 08
You can't go wrong with a good snack of boiled peanuts. I'm more of a salted peanuts guy. However, sometimes I just get that craving for a bag of boiled peanuts. Either way, peanuts are truly addicting. There is nothing better than a good baseball game, peanuts, and some sunflower seeds.
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@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
31 May 08
Oh my, I think that you have hit on something that is better than donuts by far. I really like the cajun ones that they are selling at the convenience stores now.
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@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
1 Jun 08
Better than Donuts, are you mad? Nothing is better than Donuts! Nothing! But thanks for your response.
@salonga (27995)
• Philippines
30 May 08
Oh my dear, yes I do love boiled peanuts, very much and in fact this is one snack favorite of mine. It's rich in protein and in fact here in the Philippines, students are encouraged to eat peanuts because they say it is the food of the brain. It's so funny to heart stories of people eating boiled peanuts without removing from the shell! That really made me laugh out loud! Ha! Ha! Ha! But you know, I feel quite sad whenever the topic of peanuts is being brought out coz you know my doctor told me to put off eating peanuts for the time being because I'm starting to feel arthritis on my fingers. So sad because that would mean saying goodbye to boiled peanuts which I so love to eat during snack time!
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
30 May 08
I am glad I could bring a smile to you, Salonga. I amsorry you have to put them off for a while, hopefully not forever though.
@misshoney (973)
• Philippines
30 May 08
yes boiled peanuts is yummy! you can also roast it in some oil and garlic.
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@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
30 May 08
Sure you can roast them, Misshoney, but Boiled is still best. Maybe I should try some deep fried...hmmm.
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
29 May 08
I love the summer when all the peanut stands are open on the side of the road! Our son is highly allergic to peanuts so we don't bring them in the house but if he isnt with us we stop and get some every once in a while. They are indeed the best snack going!
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• United States
2 Jun 08
Must be a "southerner" thing! LOL I'm not a big fan of them to be honest. I tried them one time when visiting my gram in Alabama. I thought they were kinda gross to be honest!
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
3 Jun 08
It certainly is a Southern thing, no doubt about that. Down here we don't play with hockey either, kinda nasty since that's something that comes out of a horses butt...LOL, j/k. My grandmother called it just that...horse hockey and I couldn't resist. I actually like watching hockey. Thanks for the response Hockeygal4ever.
@vicky30 (4777)
• India
31 May 08
I also love the taste of boiled peanuts.It comes here in the rainy season.I have it that time.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
1 Jun 08
Thanks for the response, Vicky30, and I am glad you enjoy them too.
@twallace (2675)
• United States
30 May 08
Now i have not had boiled peanuts before but i have had roasted peanuts and they are great. I'm not sure about the boiling of peanuts. It might taste good but i have not tried it yet.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
31 May 08
Yeah, Twallace, you should give them a try. Such flavor, mmmmmm.
• Trinidad And Tobago
30 May 08
Boiled peanuts? Sounds nasty!!! I like baked peanuts(salted or not) or Honey roasted peanuts...mmmmmmmhhhhh....delicious!
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
31 May 08
My, my, Thecreditor, you have no idea what you are missing. Honey Roasted peanuts shouldn't even be in the same discussion as boiled peanuts, and I like those too...give them a try sometime.
• Singapore
30 May 08
Well, I quite like boiled peanuts myself too. But peanuts are high in protein. Hmm... so, unless you are exercising a lot, take care not to overeat. Proteins can make you fat and gain weight when you have too much of it.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
31 May 08
You are right Lordwarwizard. With my fantastic, athletic physique I better watch my fat...LOL.
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
30 May 08
Wow, that sure is new to me, I didn't even know there was such a thing. The way everyone is talking about the boiled peanuts makes me want to try them. Thanks for the new idea.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
31 May 08
Oh yeah, OURDEW, you gotta give them a try at least. You may not like them, but then again, you may LOVE them like so many others!
@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
30 May 08
I would love to try that, because I love peanuts. Wow! That is something new to me.I will buy some the next time I go shopping it will be on my list. Thank you for sharing.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
31 May 08
Hope you like then Sun2day. They come in the can and in a bag actually already cooked, you just have to eat and eat.
@setroc (853)
• Philippines
30 May 08
this is surprising, it is very common here in the philippines, its kinda funny to hear that people there dont even know theyre not supposed to eat the shell, wow, it is a very common food here, it is being sold in sidewalks, there are also fried nuts with garlics, without the shell ofcourse, ready to eat, those are my favorites, especialy the chili ones, some are chili some are not
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
31 May 08
Thanks for the response, it is quite funny to see someone try to eat the shell too...LOL.
@youless (90446)
• Guangzhou, China
30 May 08
I also love eating boiled peanuts. In fact it's a very common street snacks here. I like my mom to cook it for us. It's a healthy snack in my opinion. At least it's better than potato chips etc. I love China
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
30 May 08
Thanks for the response youless. I would imagine they are better for you than chips.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
30 May 08
i had once boiled peanuts. i think that they are just amazing. i have not had that after taht instance. its also healthy.
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
30 May 08
Amazing and Healthy, wow, what a great combination. Thanks for the response Subha12.
@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
30 May 08
Hi I will take your word for it as the one time i ate them I really disliked the taste. I like them' just out of the shell nothing else done to them. but each to his own of course.i think maybe this 'is an aquired taste and i havent acquired it yet.lol
@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
30 May 08
It could be an acquired taste Hatley, and maybe I just never had much of a choice since I have been eating them since I was very young. Thanks for the response.