Monday, October 19, 2009
Along the southeast boiled peanuts are a summer tradition. The small farm towns north of all the beach areas of Gulf Shores, Destin, and Panama City Beach are home to peanut farmers. Along the road you will find stands or people selling boiled peanuts from the back of their truck. They are so good and juicy. The peanuts are boiled for hours in salted water until the green (raw) peanuts are cooked through and seasoned. You put the shell in your mouth and crack it with your teeth and the juice that is inside the shell runs out into your mouth. You then use your teeth to pick the peanut out of the shell to eat. They are so good either warm from the pot or after refrigerating them. You have to refrigerate them or they will spoil. This is a messy snack, but so worth the mess!