For anyone not from the South or not familar with boiled peanuts, it can sound like an oxymoron: "Why would you boil a peanut?" is a frequent question from the unitiated.
But for those who grew up on them, it's another form of comfort food. Salty, sometimes spicy, and always delicious, boiled peanuts are a great snack, appetizer, or conversation piece.
It's important to have a lot of time and patience on hand when making boiled peanuts for the first time. Everyone has different opinions on how soft and salty they like their peanuts, so it's not an exact science. But with a little practice, boiling peanuts can be one of the easiest and tastiest snacks to make.
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