Thursday, May 5, 2011

Things I Love Thursday

Boiled peanuts!

When I was a child, my grandfather grew peanuts.

My grandmother always had a pot of them boiling on the back of the stove.

Freshly boiled peanuts are the best.

(These were made for me by a darling child in Kansas.)

Down South, you often see them being sold out of the back of trucks on the side of the road. This truck was parked outside a Waffle House where I ate in Fountain Inn, South Carolina:

On a recent trip to South Carolina, I checked out what was available at the Piggly Wiggly. (Notice those GIANT cans.)

Now they have microwavable pouches! I brought these home with me but had to put up a good fight with airport security in order to have them in my carry-on (due to liquid in them). Not as good as the real deal, but better than nothing.



What do boiled peanuts taste like? Peanuts before they are whirled into peanut butter maybe? Softer?

Barbara O'Connor said...

They taste like a very salty peanut but soft, like a cooked bean. Yummy. Best when warm.