People in Hawaii used to like to eat their peanuts boiled. Art's family restaurant/soda fountain even sold them in their shop. They are/were a popular snack food...here in Hawaii, that is. I've not seen them on sale lately though.
When we moved to Chicago, I prepared some for Art to share with people at his EPA office. I brought some to my school also. Most people really didn't like it. They said it tasted like boiled potatoes with the wrong consistency. However, we discovered that people who grew up in the Southern States did like it and were familiar with it.
We also learned that boiled peanuts used to be called goober peas in the days of the Confederacy. Here's a video of Burl Ives and Johnny Cash singing Goober Peas (Boiled Peanuts).
Tiffany asked me to make some for her when they were visiting in December. I prepared some a few days ago for Art who really loves it. It does take a bit of doing because I soak it overnight first before boiling it for about 1.5 hours in lightly salted water. Here's another recipe I found on-line.
Have you ever had boiled peanuts? Do you like it?