Yeah, I know. Boiled peanuts, aka goobers, are pretty much a southern thing and most likely you fall into one of three categories:
1) love them
2) hate them
3) have never had them.
I fall into the "love" category in case you couldn't tell. The best ones come in paper bags from roadside stands that pop up on the weekends selling local vegetables each summer.
A few weekends ago, I made a batch of my own. So I thought I'd write up my version of boiled peanuts but found that Lisa of Champaign Taste had already done pretty much the same dish and did a bang up job blogging about it. Go check her blog out....I'll wait.
Boil them for what seems to be forever, adding water as needed throughout the process to keep the level of liquid up. I ended cooking my batch for just over 8 hours.
Like good BBQ, boiled peanuts are done when they're done. You'll know because the shells soften and the peanuts take on a bean like consistency.
Mmmmmmm can't you just taste them?