Sunday, October 5, 2008

Boiled Peanuts

Boiled peanuts are a traditional snack in the south. Green or raw peanuts are boiled in salty water for hours until they are soft. For many it is an aquired taste.

On our recent visit to Jacksonville, we found them at Mary's stand at the Jacksonville Farmers Market. Unfortunately, the peanuts were not ready so we headed down Beavers Street to Papa John's. This is not your normal roadside stand. We were greeted by Dwight Champion who gave us a tour of the facility. They use large vats to boil the peanuts and then package them for sale. They are available frozen from Sam's Wholesale Clubs in parts of Florida and Georgia. Or you can order these delicious treats online at Dwight gave us a bag to take home. They are best served warmed in a microwave or crock pot. They were delicious!


1 comment:

  1. I wish I had some boiled peanuts right now. Hey send me your email address when you get a chance.