Boiled Peanuts are one of the most delicious simplest snacks I've ever had. Who knew that just by boiling a peanut, one could delight so many tummies.
When I was traveling in the South this summer for my residency at the Elsewhere Museum, another artist at the museum, Devin, turned me on to this roadside snack called Boiled Peanuts. Upon staring at them, they looked gross - they were a weird color peanut, floating in some murky dark liquid. She said "whatever, just try it."
This was the most delicious thing, and I never would have expected it.
I was so intrigued, that I started checking out some the history around this snack, and it has been a staple in Southern communities for a long time! I've been on the West Coast my whole life, plagued by tacos and In-N-Out Burgers, never knowing about this delight. Note to self: travel and eat more....