/ Saturday, October 17, 2009 / 12 Comments / Appetizers and Snacks , Chinese , Rice and Beans
Has anyone ever tried boiling fresh peanuts (aka groundnuts) at home? I recently bought a couple of bags of fresh peanuts and boiled them with some sea salt, star anise, and turmeric. Boiled peanuts are a great healthy snack. I like having the peanuts while they are still slightly warm and they can be very addictive once you get started!
1 lb Fresh Peanuts
3 Star Anise
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
3 – 4 Tbsp Sea Salt
In a large pot, place all the ingredients and enough water to cover the peanuts. Bring it to a boil and reduce the heat. Simmer the peanuts for about 4 hours and season the peanuts with sea salt, if necessary. Continue to cook for another hour or until the peanuts are soft. Serve warm or at a room temperature.