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    Posted: 23 February 2010 at 03:18
If you read my "fun food fact" of the day post this morning, I have no doubt you'll be making this soon.
From Alton Brown:
Peanut Butter
 
15 ounces shelled and skinned roasted peanuts
1 tsp kosher salt
1 - 1/2 tsp honey
1 - 1/2 Tbsp peanut oil
 
Place the peanuts, salt and honey into the food processor and process for one minute.
scrape down the sides of the bowl, place the lid back on and continue to process, while adding oil in a slow stream. Process until smooth and creamy, 1 - 1/2 to 2 minutes.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 months.
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quick, easy and wholesome! thanks!
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 Made this recipe this morning folks, and it came out great.
No more rodent hairs for me
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Will have to try this one,I love peanut butter

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I actually process it up to 5 minutes, depending on what consistency I'm looking for.
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Wow Hoser,

Fanstastic ... Home made Peanut Butter ...

Thank you posting ... This could be alot of fun for the grandchildren over Christmas holidays ...

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I have to thank you for this - as I stood in the supermarket reading the peanut butter labels trying to find one that was local, a bell went off in my head. I placed the offending jars back on the shelf and headed to the baking and dry ingredients aisle.
Now whilst not 100% local, my conscience allows me to buy Australian peanuts, which were on special!
500g blanched raw peanuts roasted and ground filled the old jar + a tiny tupperware jar for $4.99, the jar stocked with its original contents was $7.29 and I know its 100% Nutz handmade in NZ this time Handshake Thanks Dave. Good job.

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And while you're at it, Anne, have you considered growing your own peanuts? I did it last year for the first time and was impressed how easy they are to grow.
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Peanuts

Growing your own Peanuts is easy according to people who grow them. The peanut is a perennial plant belonging to the pea family. Peanuts are similar to dwarf beans to grow but with a quirky twist. What’s unusual is that after flowering, the pods produced from the flowers bury themselves in the ground where the fruits ripen.

How to Grow:

Plant in full sun, in loose, well-drained soil rich in compost, well rotted manure or other organic matter. The soil must be loose so that the pods can bury themselves and grow.

Peanuts require at least 4 months of frost-free days to reach harvest. Sow peanuts in the garden 3 to 4 weeks after the average last frost date in spring.

peanutsPeanut plants are quick growing and will grow anything from 15cm and 40cm tall. Yellow, sweet-pea-like, self-pollinating flowers appear in summer. After flowering, the pods bury themselves in the ground where the fruits ripen. It is suggested that you plant 10 plants per person per household to produce enough nuts for the family. As the plants grow mound up the soil around the plants to support them. If plants start to look a little dull feed with a liquid fertiliser to give them a boost.

Container growing. Peanuts can be grown in containers but allow enough room for flower stems to dip into the soil to set nuts; choose a container at least 50 cm wide and 20cm deep.

Harvest:

Peanuts will be ready for harvest when the leaves turn yellow and begin to wither, usually 4 to 5 months after planting or when frosts start. Lift each plant with a fork and turn upside down in the sun for a few days. After the plants have wilted shake the excess soil from the roots and place them inside somewhere to completely dry out.

Once dry remove soil from the pods and shell nuts are required. Store once shelled in a cool, dry well ventilated place. They can last up to 1 year once shelled.

Shelled peanuts can be sprouted, frozen, or used for peanut butter, or roasted for snacks .

I will do a couple of trial plants as soon as I can find me some seed peanuts, I think the soil is going to need a years' work before I try any serious cropping.


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That's more or less the procedure I followed, Anne.

Like I said, my pegs never reached the ground. But I got a bumper crop because the nuts formed in the roots. They actually grow off of stolens, same as potatoes.

One thing I found out later, when it was too late to matter, is that peanuts should be hilled to make it easier for the pegs to reach the ground.

Wild speculation here: There is some sort of relationship between the pegs and nut formation, which may be why it's thought that the nuts form from the pegs.

I've not heard, before, of shelling them for long-term storage.
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I like peanut butter. Thanks for sharing this.
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