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#1 Violet

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:53 PM

Did you know you can dry pack peanuts and can them ? Either in the pressure canner or in a BWB. In the BWB you do not put the water over the jars, though. About 2 or 3 inches below.
I am going to pressure can some. Probably today. I have such little freezer room. This is so much cheaper to buy the peanuts in bulk and can them than the commercial canned ones. I paid $1.87 a lb. for plain roasted peanuts, already shelled, yesterday.
Pressure can 10 min. at only 5 lb. pressure, 6 lb. dial gauge.
How easy is this ?
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

So how long do these dry-pack peanuts last?

And would it work for pecans? Walnuts?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:14 PM

Any nuts. As long as they are sealed they are good, just like any other canned food.
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:04 PM

Have you ever canned boiled peanuts? I would love to can some if I knew they would turn out like the ones in a can. I noticed the fruit stand had 50 lb. bags today, but I didn't check the price.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:11 AM

I have not canned boiled ones, but know you can. We cannot grow peanuts here, so I have to buy them. No fresh ones available at all here.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:05 AM

Trudy you need green peanuts if you want them like the commercially canned boiled peanuts.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:36 AM

:cheer: Never even thought of canning peanuts. Thank you Violet!
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:05 PM

I just didn't think one out CGA. And I came from peanut growing country! We grew the biggest jumbo peanuts you ever saw in our county. So good! We always boiled ours soon after we pulled them up and picked them off the vine. I don't remember ever seeing anyone put them in jars, everyone put them in the freezer. I do remember my grandma laying them out to dry for parched peanuts. The ones at the market were already dried. You would probably never get them to boil soft.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:35 PM

No, the dried ones won't boil soft. Tried it.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:37 PM

Violet. Does this look like a safe way to can pecans? http://littlehousein...ing-pecans.html

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:07 PM

Yes, that is USDA approved. I just use the pressure canner because to me it was faster than heating all that water in the BWB canner. You do leave the water level down when using the BWB canner.
I wish we had pecans here. They are so expensive !! We can get walnuts and filberts. I used to get free walnuts, but my friend had to cut down their tree... now I must pay for them.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:15 AM

Not exactly cheap here, but I saw an ad in the paper for $3 a lb. They are in shell pecans, but already cracked. Not sure how much a lb will shell out, but it has to be better than paying almost $10 a pound for shelled ones! They also have satsumas so I hope we can get some of those also. We all love satsumas, and usually go through several cases throughout the hollidays. Last year at the farm they jumped from $15 a box to $30! I hope these are more reasonable.

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 08:01 AM

Do they have to be roasted first?

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:24 PM

Not really roasted, but you get them hot before you put into the jars.
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 05:55 PM

Thanks! Just stocked up on walnuts cuz they're on sale in the fall. Note to self...have to locate lotsa pt jars then.

2 questions - you are shelling the peanuts first? Take way to much room else, huh?

and ..... oh, never mind. You already answered it. :rolleyes:

MtRider ----freeing up the freezer, when ya live far from the store, is a good idea. :cheer:
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