The peanut, or groundnut is a species in the legume or “bean” family. Peanuts are used in a lot of different ways, Boiled roasted, fried, used as a sauce for meats and vegetables, cakes, peanut butter , candies, chocolates, and oil are a few examples.
In Uganda peanut soup is eaten with boiled matoka(green plantain bananas) as a main meal. Boiled fresh peanuts are sold on the street as a snack as are roasted peanuts. The locals make a cone using old newspaper and fill it with roasted peanuts and sell it. When going to the movies we would buy a cone of peanuts before we went into the theatre.
In Canada we do not get the fresh peanuts so I buy the dried raw peanuts, soak them over night and then boil them. These dried peanuts can be found in China Town, T & T Market and Osaka(Super Markets)
This is a good food to snack on when watching a movie or something to nibble on when you have a party.
- 1 lb Peanuts
- 1 tbsp salt
- Soak the peanuts in cold water overnight.
- Add salt and boil it for half an hour until soft or you can presure cook it for about 5 minutes.