The Complete Guide to Raw Peanuts
Raw peanuts can be prepared as an iconic snack for just about every American pastime. For starters, boiled peanuts, in all their juicy, savory glory, are the original shotgun rider for any scenic road trip. Not to mention, roasted peanuts are a staple for a baseball game viewer’s pleasure. And that’s only the beginning of the various ways raw peanuts can be cooked and consumed. Read below to learn the ins and outs of selecting, storing, and preparing raw peanuts no matter the occasion.
The Safe Way to Choose and Store Raw Peanuts
As peanuts grow underground and are delivered to you fresh from the farm, it’s important to physically inspect your peanuts for mold, moisture, or insect contamination. Additionally, to ensure freshness, raw peanuts must be stored in an airtight container in a dry, cool place or, if shelled, in a freezer or refrigerator for up to 6 months. All Hampton Farms’ peanuts are inspected and approved by the USDA for the best quality products.
How to Prepare Raw Peanuts
Raw peanuts are incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed in a number of different ways once they are prepared and cooked properly. Make sure to thoroughly clean your peanuts by running them under warm water two or three times and patting them dry before adding your favorite seasonings and cooking. For best the best flavor, place peanuts on a single layer baking sheet, preheat oven to 350°F, top with your favorite seasonings, and bake for 20-25 minutes. Additionally, our Jumbo ready-to-cook, raw in-shell peanuts are a great choice for boiling. Searching for a more nutritious choice? Look no further--according to a study from the USDA, roasting peanuts can increase the amount of antioxidants found in a single serving.
The Tastiest Recipes
Now for the tasty details. Planning a backyard barbecue? Try out this spicy boiled peanut recipe that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. In need of a flavorful snack for your family road trip? Prepare a few servings of roasted or fried peanuts with sweet, savory, or spicy seasoning for all passengers to enjoy as a mid-trip snack. Looking for more ideas? Roast your peanuts with honey and sugar to top off a salad or dessert. Season them with cayenne pepper and chile powder to throw in a Thai pasta dish or grind them up to enjoy in a soup or sauce.
Hampton Farms has been delivering the freshest, best quality peanuts from seed to shelf since 1917. Our business is family owned and operated, and we are committed to producing the finest peanut-based snacks and services with integrity, honesty, and the pride of American farmers. Whether you’re looking to roast, boil, or enjoy our original flavors, purchase some Hampton Farms nuts today!