Bald peanuts . . .

Think this was covered here before but can't find the thread.

Anyway, I was in WinnDixie today and bought me two large bags of raw peanuts.

Gonna be soooooo good this weekend when watching the games.

Plus resurrects great memories:

Back in my camping days when my son and his friends were in their early teens, I would go over to the Bear Den Campground produce stand along the Tuckasegee River in Bryson City, NC.

Out front they always had two giant caldrons of boiling peanuts over open fires.

Would usuall buy four 1-pound paper sacks, hot out of the kettle . . . knowing the kids in back of the truck would wipe out two before we ever got back to our campground.

:thumbsup

Most important part was that in our camping group of seven families with a total of about 16 kids back then, all turned out well. Never any crime problems and all but a couple earned at least a bachelors degree. One doctor and a few others with various advanced degrees. Most now are successful, have their own families, and a few are repeating the pattern.

I am proud and happy about that.
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  • nole76nole76 Posts: 800 Officer
    My Dad used to take us to a campground in Bryson City right near a river - I bet it was the same place. Great times, I would love to get back up there!
  • rock_fishrock_fish Posts: 11,520 AG
    BOILED*
  • Baits OutBaits Out Posts: 12,251 AG
    I’m only responsible for what I say -- not for what others think they understand.

    Be careful when you follow the masses. Sometimes the "m" is silent.

    America! Keep calm and return fire.

    :USA
  • rock_fishrock_fish Posts: 11,520 AG
    Please press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish, or 3 for ebonics /hillbilly

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  • Lunch Money SurfLunch Money Surf Posts: 1,026 Officer
    Bow peanuts... **** fine... I made a batch this past weekend... putting less salt in them these days and I think I like them better that way...

    The problem at least here, is that it is difficult to find good green peanuts. There are only two places that have them - occasionally - and they're usually small. If I travel just a couple counties north I can find some good sized ones.
  • doghunterdoghunter Posts: 396 Deckhand
    This is the way I do it.

    I use a fish cooker with a big pot, but I usually do a bunch and put some up. Just dump them in and start them boiling. I put in probably a half of a box of salt or so. It's not that important how much. The peanuts don't really absorb the salt until they are cooling. Just boil them until they as soft as you like, then turn the fire off. They will be pretty bland at this time. As they cool. try some every 15 min or so until the salt is right. When they are salty enough for you, bag them all. Try putting smoked neck bones in them for something a little different.
  • DOCKSIDEDOCKSIDE Posts: 1,697 Captain
    add a few bottles of fav hot sauce also...
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  • DOCKSIDEDOCKSIDE Posts: 1,697 Captain
    Bow peanuts... **** fine... I made a batch this past weekend... putting less salt in them these days and I think I like them better that way...

    The problem at least here, is that it is difficult to find good green peanuts. There are only two places that have them - occasionally - and they're usually small. If I travel just a couple counties north I can find some good sized ones.

    Publix carries 25 lb bags
    somewhere south of disorder and on earth... mostly .
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  • ReelthiefReelthief Posts: 64 Greenhorn
    Years ago we used to go to the Ocala Speedway and there was a vender there that had the best spicey ones I ever had. I think it was Billys or uncle Billys . Down here in south Florida you cant find them that often.
  • hossmosshossmoss Posts: 1,161 Officer
    DOCKSIDE wrote: »
    Publix carries 25 lb bags

    or the farmers market

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  • reel stamasreel stamas Posts: 6,153 Admiral
    Try Crab Bald (instead of salt)
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  • Keep on SpoolinKeep on Spoolin Posts: 1,298 Officer
    rock_fish wrote: »
    Please press 1 for English, 2 for Spanish, or 3 for ebonics /hillbilly

    Coming soon

    :funnypost
  • Lunch Money SurfLunch Money Surf Posts: 1,026 Officer
    DOCKSIDE wrote: »
    Publix carries 25 lb bags

    Those are raw... but not green...
  • Lunch Money SurfLunch Money Surf Posts: 1,026 Officer
    hossmoss wrote: »
    or the farmers market

    None of any quality in Brevard... unless you want to buy oranges or sod... and really not even oranges any more...
  • trousertroutmantrousertroutman Posts: 1,332 Officer
    anyone put crushed red pepper flakes in theirs? I have had that before it was good
    Make the forum great again.....consolidate general fishing with for sale or business but keep reports separate!
  • BobSBobS Posts: 10 Greenhorn
    Congrats on successful kids. No guarantees on that. Is the happy ending because they ate "bald peanuts"?
  • conchydongconchydong Pompano BeachPosts: 3,364 Captain
    Reelthief wrote: »
    Years ago we used to go to the Ocala Speedway and there was a vender there that had the best spicey ones I ever had. I think it was Billys or uncle Billys . Down here in south Florida you cant find them that often.

    True, in S. Florida you have to make your own but I remember back when the Florida Panthers played at the old Miami Arena in Overtown there used to be an old black gentleman that used to set up on the sidewalk outside the arena with a cooler full of (still warm) boiled peanuts. I used to grab a couple bags and stuff them in my pants before I entered the arena to watch the hockey games. They were great. Of course this was pre 911 when security wasn't so tight.

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  • JimboleusJimboleus Posts: 20 Greenhorn
    Cruise down 301 from the 1-10 exchange toward Ocala,you will find plenty- o-bald Peanut vendors on the roadside.
  • davidfloridadavidflorida Posts: 1,103 Officer
    Race trac gas stations have em down here , 4 point in delray Atlantic -441


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  • bb2200bb2200 Posts: 18 Greenhorn
    My wife and I love boilt pnuts. When I do mine, I use salt, but also brown sugar and siracha (sp?)
  • buddy dbuddy d Posts: 105 Officer
    Best peanuts I’ve found
    waldrons in citra
    Home grown
    Handpicked hand graded
    Extememy clean

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