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yes, you can make boiled peanuts from raw, shelled peanuts, but depending on individual preferences, it may not be exactly the same as boiled shell on peanuts.

Raw shelled peanuts are commonly available in chinese/asian grocery stores. There are usually 2 kinds, one with the brownish skin (testa ?) still attached, and the other that is whitish as the skin has been removed. I dont know what process is involved in removing the skin, but i find that the skinless white ones are mealy when cooked, but not so with the skin ons.

Those with skin-on will impart a brownish color and astringency that some may find undesirable in a soup or stew, in which case i will soak them in several changes of water, and/or rub the skin off from as many as i have the patience for it.

Some chinese restaurants will serve boiled peanuts, with skin on, as a free appetiser. They are usually boiled with star anise, cinnamon, sugar and salt. I include peanuts in my soups, eg in Lotus root soup, with pork ribs, Goji berries, chinese red dates, etc

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I'm in southern California and the local Walmart just began carrying CANNED boiled peanuts and several other "southern" items that have been impossible to find before this.

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