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Why don't you have to scrub peanuts?

 
 
Noddy24
 
Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 11:30 am
Root crops--plants with the edible bits below ground--generally need to be scrubbed.

Potatoes, carrots, beets, turnips all have to be tackled with a vegetable brush.

Why are packaged peanuts in-the-shell so clean?
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parados
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 11:54 am
Ever wonder why packaged dirt doesn't have peanuts in it? :wink:


Why sell dirt with peanuts when you can sell it seperate?
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Chai
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 11:57 am
That is a darn good question Noddy.
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Chai
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 12:05 pm
Check THIS out! Surprised

It's a PDF file, so I couldn't copy.

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/ap42/ch09/final/c9s10-2b.pdf
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parados
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 12:17 pm
Chai Tea wrote:
Check THIS out! Surprised

It's a PDF file, so I couldn't copy.

http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/ap42/ch09/final/c9s10-2b.pdf


Good answer Chai.

It says. "The pods are then washed in wet coarse sand that removes stains and discolorations."

So now we know.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 12:19 pm
Chai Tea--

Your article speaks of separating "pods" from the plants.

Do you suppose that the peanut grows in a shell which grows in a pod?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 12:24 pm
Would that make the peanut brittle?
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Chai
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 01:03 pm
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 01:11 pm
She bristles at that..
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Chai
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 01:19 pm
oh, don't be such a goober about it.



wow, that was worse than yours.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 03:38 pm
That's just nuts...



On peanuts, one never cooks them in the shells, does one?
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 04:39 pm
The bag in the kitchen says "roasted in the shell" and Jimmy Carter's memoirs recount boiling peanuts--whether in or out of the shell, I do not know.


Title: Boiled Peanuts
Categories: Snacks
Servings: 8

Peanuts,raw
Water

1. Wash raw peanuts thoroughly in cool water; then soak in clean cool water
for about 30 minutes before cooking.
2. Put peanuts in a saucepan and cover completely with water. Because the
shells of some peanuts absorb more salt than others, it's best to begin
with 1 tablespoon of salt for each 2 cups of peanuts; you can add more salt
to taste later.
3. The cooking period for boiled peanuts varies according to the maturity
of the peanuts used and the variety of peanut. The cooking time for a
"freshly pulled" green peanut is shorter than for a peanut which has been
stored for a time.
4. When fully cooked, the texture of the peanut should be similar to that
of a cooked dry pea or bean. Boil the peanuts for about 35 minutes, then
taste. If they are not salted enough, add more salt. Taste again in 10
minutes, both for salt content and to see if the peanuts are fully cooked.
If not ready, continue tasting every 5 minutes until they have a
satisfactory texture.
5. Drain peanuts after cooking or they will continue to absorb salt and
become oversalted.
6. Boiled peanuts are usually served as a snack, but they make a great
substitute for dried cooked beans at any meal. They may be eaten hot, at
room temperature, or chilled in the refrigerator and eaten cold, shelling
as you eat them. They will keep in the refrigerator for several days, or
they may be frozen.

http://www.recipesource.com/text/munchies/snacks/boiled-peanuts1.txt
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 04:46 pm
Hmm, interesting. One could add spices, I bet...
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Chai
 
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Reply Sat 8 Oct, 2005 11:58 am
ewwww,

I had boiled peanuts once.

too mushy - yes, I'd say about the texture of a cooked pinto bin.

couldn't get past that.
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