They are perfect roasted in their shells and fresh out of the bag, and they are also incredible as the star ingredient in a vast array of delicious recipes. True Southerners like their peanuts boiled, which could well be an acquired taste. If you like your peanuts this way, check our recipe for Boiled Peanuts. It may take a while, but the flavors make it well worth the effort. For more traditional peanut tastes, try something simple like a Caramel-Peanut-Popcorn Snack Mix, or enjoy something truly nutty and crunchy like Peanut Brittle.
For something savory, sprinkle peanuts as the crunchy topping on Peanut Chicken Stew, or enjoy a spicy treat in Curried Shrimp with Peanuts. If you prefer your peanuts on the side, there's always Peanutty Coleslaw, a great twist on this traditional backyard barbecue favorite. Back on the sweet side, dry-roasted peanuts up the excitement in Chocolate Chunk-Peanut Cookies. However you crack it, peanuts are a versatile Southern favorite. So whether you prefer yours freshly roasted or raw, let peanuts add some nutty crunch and flavor to your family favorite recipes. Enjoy.