5.27.2006

Behold, The Boiled Peanut!

Dispatch from the road ...

Also known as slimy, nasty, little thing for those who can't appreciate the mushy, mealy delicacy found along coastal roadways down South. They are best purchased from the back of an old man's pick-up truck, but roadside family farms are also a reliable source. Be sure to crack open with teeth so as to not waste the briny liquid trapped inside.

Magic in action.

Hark the return of summer tomatoes!

8 comments:

Michael said...

memories ... for a kid who grew up being a yankee in the south and whose mom was an atheist married to a catholic, the final indignity was being allergic to peanuts ... something there were no warning labels for and something I tried to keep quiet about ... in the forever search for the peanut I could eat, I discovered the boiled peanut: not much left I guess except for the brine and a mushy texture ... but I loved them ... for the salt and the fact that I wasn't quite as different as all the other kids, but still a yankee in Macon Ga.

Anonymous said...

I love Rosebank Farms! My parents just moved down near there. Hope you had fun. MelissaM

Amanda said...

Lucky parents!

Amanda said...

So, Michael, this revelation is interesting. May be a question for Robert Wolke to find out why/if the peanut allergen isn't present in the boiled product... Glad you found a way to fit in though!

rizzle said...

boiled peanuts are the only thing that me and my father agree on.

Amanda said...

And that is to say you love or hate them?

Opinion8ed1 said...

I spent 6 years in Florida and was introduced to the boiled peanut. It is heaven in a shell! If you've never had one, you must try it. You can get boiled peanuts in a can - just search ebay. Or you can buy green peanuts (ebay again) and boil them yourself. I prefer the cajun-style p-nuts - with hot pepper flakes, hot sauce, boiled in beer. You won't find anything like it in the north, trust me.

Amanda said...

Mmm, might have to find me some of them Cajun peanuts. Sounds delightful.