In the early days our roasted p-nuts were roasted in large coffee bean roasters which had been outfitted to accommodate peanuts. The boiled p-nuts were boiled in a well ventilated back room over open flames in huge metal tubs. I can still see those tubs and smell those p-nuts boiling. Most of our green p-nuts for boiling came from local farmers who would pull their trucks up in the alley beside our store and come in to negotiate the price of a bushel of green p-nuts with my dad or uncle.
Carolette Cromer Turner