Boiled Peanuts

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Appears in
Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way

By Sallie Ann Robinson

Published 2003

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I often think no truly Southern garden is complete without peanuts. They grow quickly and easily, and they add nitrogen to the soil, protein to the diet, and fun for the children, who always enjoy digging in the dirt to find the peanuts left behind when you pull up the blooming plants.

We always grew plenty of the root crop that European settlers found when they came to America. And our crop was a snack that Momma and Pop always let us have. We dried much of the crop, saving them fo