Boiled Peanuts WTF

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  1. Mem

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    I went shopping today and bought some. They were gross. They come in a can. They are wet in some kind of liquid and have the shell on them. You are supposed to heat them up. They taste like hot raw potatoes. GROSS. :mad:
     
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    It's a weird ass southern thing. You are a better man than me. I refuse to eat them. :yuck:
     
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    OOhhh man I had the best boiled peanuts (goobers) in Florida yrs ago. Soft shells and all.
     
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    I have allergies. Not severe ones, but a sleepy painful feeling that pervades for about 1-3 days.

    At least its not Haggis.
     
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    LMAO. I tried boied peanuts forthe first time about 8 or 9 years ago. I was on a roadtrip with some friends to New Orleans and we stopped at a gas station advertising them. One of the girls came back with some and told me I had to try them. She told me to tear open the shell, drink the "juice" and eat the nut. It was one of the most disgusting things I have ever had in my mouth. Definately a southern thing, I had never even heard of them before I moved down hear. Those and sweet tea, lol. The peanuts are something I would definately discourage.
     
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    I enjoy them. It is indeed a southern delicacy and one that should be eaten fresh whenever possible.
    You can order them from the Lee Brothers as well as pickled Peaches (my favorite) among other southern delicacies.


    http://www.boiledpeanuts.com/
     
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    Like "road kill" 'possum?
     
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    It is certainly an acquired taste...however its not one that I have been able to acquire!!
     
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    I don't understand them. It's the closest thing to garbage that I've ever purchased.
     
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    Welcome to the south Mem!! The sweet tea makes up for it!
     
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    Boiled peanuts sound disgusting but haggis is delicious especially when drowned in a good Scotch whisky and served with naps & tatties. :tongue:
     
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    I fixed that for you London (haha)...btw, what are haggis, naps and tatties?
     
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    Being a Londoner I'll probably get it all wrong and the Scottish will come down on me like a ton of bricks...like they need an excuse. :biggrin1:

    Please anyone help me out but neeps are turnips or swede & tatties are potatoes. The actual ingredients of haggis is probably best not listed (believe there's blood & sheeps inners involved!) but delicious nevertheless.
     
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    Well I do de-clay-ay-ah! I believe yo' is sho nuff s'posed ta ball them on yo' ow-en suga' chops and not be-a puchasin' them thar goodies in a tin can. (please don't criticize my southern drawl-it's the best I can do with this keyboard).

    I saw something about this a few weeks back with that lunatic Alton Brown on The Food Network on his Good Eats program. He was relaxing in the yard while a large kettle over an open fire cooked the things. It might have worked were it not for the scary part-they are cooked in the shell and apparently popped in the mouth that way:eek:. Me, I'd rather eat corn fed weasel (and judging from what some restaurants serve, I think I have).
    Boiled Peanuts Recipe : Alton Brown : Food Network
     
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    Ok, I've lived in the South off and on all my life, and somehow these have escaped me.

    Of course, I also dislike sweat tea and grits...
     
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    You naughty man! That is not on the desired foods menu. At least not for me.
     
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    I can't say I'm crazy about sweet tea but I do like grits. I have no idea why people get so upset about grits - until you put stuff in grits it is really rather bland. Pleasant, but bland - so it simply doesn't fit the bill for the 'acquired taste' that some people make it out to be. Shrimp and grits, however is just fucking wonderful - especially from here. :yup:
     
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    I agree, grits are best served with condiments such as butter and salt, in which case, you may enjoy a big bowl of buttery-salty goo.

    No thanks! :tongue:
     
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    Ok, ok, next time I am in Chaz, I will try some...if you do too!
     
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