Working for peanuts


Way back last summer, we put in a test batch of peanuts in a single frame. Nice, low growing, low maintenance things. Forgot to water them a few times, didn’t cover them during a freeze here and there, and the top leaves and vines eventually died. When we were moving the frames to the front of the property, I decided to pull them out and toss them in the compost. Lo and behold, we had peanuts. Who knew?

We let them air dry for about a week, and on Sunday, tossed them in the crockpot with some salt, covered them with water, and set them on the boil.

Taste test: good peanut flavor, but that’s about all I could taste. Mom swears they are very sweet (and not salty enough, but she is the original salt monster), but apaprently not sweet enough for me to be able to tell. All in all, a worthy experiment, and I have plans to start another set soon.