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ChefRoux May 26, 2012 05:18 PM

Where can I buy raw Peanuts in Orange County (1st choice) or Los Angeles )2nd choice).

thanks in advance,
CR

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    KellBell62 May 30, 2012 04:42 PM

    I make boiled peanuts all the time and actually find raw peanuts (in shell) at Ralph's in the produce section. They're usually located on the shelves below the produce.

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      Clinton May 27, 2012 07:18 PM

      Just bought some today at Shun Fat Supermarket on Atlantic and Garvey in Monterey Park. I paid $1.39 a pound for them in the shell. 99 Ranch Markets have them also @$1.99 a pound. I pressure cook them with star anise and salt for 3 hours which turns out perfect.

      1. ipsedixit May 27, 2012 01:20 PM

        Tak Shing Hong has them.

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          ChefRoux May 27, 2012 12:50 PM

          For clarification, I'm looking for raw peanuts in the shell for boiling Southern-style.

          CR

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            will47 May 27, 2012 12:55 PM

            Those are the kind you'll find at Chinese markets -- look in the produce section.

          2. flylice2x May 27, 2012 05:11 AM

            99 ranch market

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              will47 May 27, 2012 12:20 AM

              Chinese markets sometimes have them.

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                attran99 May 26, 2012 08:35 PM

                I go to the bulk section of the nearest Sprouts Market. They always have them in stock.

                1. Servorg May 26, 2012 06:04 PM

                  Did you end up not finding a source back in 2009? http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/587501

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                  1. re: Servorg
                    perk May 27, 2012 04:56 AM

                    I find them at Thai markets. They're really cheap, too, for a big bag....and they're shelled. The ones at the Farmers Market (on Fairfax) have the shells on them.

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