Saturday, December 7, 2013

Welcome, Join, Thank You, & Peanuts




I would like to start my post today by welcoming a new Blogger friend to my blog.   Welcome Joey, thank you for joining my blog, please sit back and enjoy the ride.





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Get your peanuts!!!!!  Tank came home after working at his friend Matt’s family farm, before the snow, with a brown grocery sack full of fresh peanuts grown on the farm.   

What to do?

Well I cleaned the peanuts with warm water, and then placed the cleaned nuts in a pot of brine.   The brine; 1 tablespoon of kosher salt, 2 cups of nuts, and 3 cups of water.  Make sure the salt is dissolved, and then add the nuts.  Let them soak for about 1 hour.  Dump the water nut mixture in a colander and rinse lightly.  Place the nuts on some paper towels and pat dry.  Place the dried nuts on a cookie sheet in a 300 degree oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and let cool.  Once cooled, place the nuts in a moisture free container. 

 


Clean Nuts
Add Salt To Water and Pot


Dissolve Salt
Add Nuts to Brine and Weight Down Nuts In Pot
Strain After Soaking In Brine

Pat Dry on Paper Towels

Roast, When Done Sit Pan To Cool Down, Then Place In Moisture Free Container


Source of Ship Pic: NY Times

15 comments:

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    1. I'm thinking they must since Tank got them fresh from the farm! *wink*

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    2. PP,

      Yes, they grow peanuts here.

      My son harvested them from his friends farm before the extreme cold and snow arrived.

      SCI, ................That's right girl!!!!

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    3. Ever heard of a green house? Wait I have seen tour blog *Kiss*

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    4. bahahahahahahah! 10 points for SciFiChick!!!!

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  2. Cool..Thank you had no idea how people did that...

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    1. M.E.,

      I didn't either!!!! Until my son came home with this big bag of nuts. I still have half a bag to process.

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    1. Rev. Paul,

      After processing the first half, I had to cheat and eat a few. They are delicious. This was the first time I processed nuts.

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  4. They don't make it to a container here. Raw, roasted or boiled. We love peanuts!

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    1. Mamma Bear,

      It's hard to keep them around, they do move fast. I hid the container, lol

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  5. sweet Sandy - i've never had "fresh from the farm" peanuts before...i am sure that they are like anything else that comes fresh from the farm - deeeelishous! yours certainly look delicious! oh we love peanuts!!! i would love to go and pick them at a farm! enjoy gurl - and thanks for sharing the recipe!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Sweet Kymber,

      This is a first for us too!!! They're delish!!!!!

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  6. Wow, does that every look good, The peanuts, I mean, LOL. I've wondered if I should try my hand at growing them. It would be great to have our own.

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  7. Yum-sounds good to me!
    I've never had fresh farm nuts before.

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