4 cups green peanuts in the shell
2 gallons hot water
1 cup salt
Thoroughly wash peanuts, using several
changes of water. Place in a 3-4 quart pot.
Stir salt into hot water until dissolved.
Pour salt water into the pot to cover peanuts by
an inch. Set remaining salt water aside.
Bring salt water and peanuts to a boil,
cover, reduce heat and cook one hour.
doneness by breaking open and tasting a slightlycooled
Cook to desired firmness - 1-3 hours
for freshly-picked peanuts and 8-12 hours for
Add salt water as needed to cover.
Serve hot. Cover and refrigerate.