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May 1, 2010 01:19 AM

Boiled Green Peanuts

Does anyone know where I can find some boiled green peanuts in the Los Angeles area? Thanks in advance.

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  1. In So Cal, the season is October through December. I've heard in Georgia that the season is April or May, but not here.

    As far as a roadside vendor that sell them, that's unlikely to happen. I've had them as a beer snack at some LA restaurant some years ago, but I can't remember where.

    To boil your own, check your local farmer's market for the best green peanuts. The Hmong farmers at the UC Irvine has them in season.

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    1. re: Professor Salt

      I seem to get them at Korean bars, for whatever reason. They're the "default" anju, meaning that they're the food you're given before you've spent enough money to merit fancier bar snacks.

      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        I have seen bags of them raw at Asian markets like 99 Ranch. I also saw some already prepared at a bahn mi shop in SGV, but if you like your boiled peanuts like I like mine then you should boil your own with salt and seasonings. . .

        99 Ranch
        17713 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA

    2. You can buy raw peanuts by the bag at How's Markets (they also have them in a bin to scoop any amount you want). I'm a Southern gal, been here for 14 years, and have never found them in SoCal. Albertson's used to also carry the raw peanuts by the bag in their produce section, but they've recently changed vendors and they told me they no longer carry them. You can also order the raw peanuts online (just Google).

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      1. re: Red4Mit

        Fresh out of the ground, "green" peanuts are most definitely available at our local farmer's market. Just not this time of year.