To prove how little I know about the south and how much more there is to learn- Boiled Peanuts. Have you tried them before? Its addictive.
The first time a waiter offered me boiled peanuts I was very suspicious. I have never heard of that as a thing. Wow was I way wrong. I have started to crave some southern style food again and hope to recreate this simple dish over the weekend.
1 pound of raw peanuts (aka green peanuts)
1/4 cup kosher salt
4 cups of water
Rinse unshelled peanuts
Put all ingredients in a big pot and heat to a low boil, then cover and leave it at barely boiling for 3 hours or longer (depending on how soft you want the shell)
Drain and your done. Try not to eat them all in one sitting.