How To Eat A Boiled Peanut

Shell, Yes!

Sure, there are other ways to eat a boiled peanut. But this is how the peanut professionals do it.

That's Nuts!

We’re not saying you shouldn’t eat boiled peanuts this way. We’re just saying—okay, yeah, that’s exactly what we’re saying.

Step 1: Coax It Out of Its Shell

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Pinch that peanut and gently squeeze the shell until it pops open.

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Maybe give it a little tickle and take it out for a nice dinner.

Step 2: Let Loose the Juice

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Put aside all your highfalutin principles of civilized dining and slurp that sucker!

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Pull up a stool and attempt to milk the peanut like it’s a tiny dairy cow.

Step 3: Consume the Legume

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Marvel at your good fortune and eat that bad boy all by yourself!

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Slice it into 16 equal portions and share with your friends, family, and neighbors.

Step 4: Dispose of the Evidence

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Throw that shell away! Or (even better) compost it.

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Wrap it with an attractive bow and give it to a loved one on his/her birthday.