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Recipe for family meals :

Red Peanut Patties
 

This is one of the recipes which we have been given permission to reproduce by RecipeGoldmine, founded by Linda Roth. It is a big site with a wealth of information and recipes. If you would like to have a look at the website click here.

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"I had a neighbor who was raised in Texas. I made these for him, and he said that they were exactly as he remembered them.

Peanuts are a very large crop in Texas. Goodart makes the original peanut patty which is sold in cafes and gas stations throughout Texas".

Ingredients

3 C. sugar
3 C. raw peanuts
1 C. light corn syrup
1/2 C. water
1/2 C. unsalted butter
1 T. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
Few drops red food coloring

Method
  • Lay a large piece of wax paper on a dishtowel on a counter. In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar, peanuts, corn syrup and water.
  • Cook the mixture to soft ball stage (240F), stirring constantly over medium heat. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the remaining ingredients, adding enough food coloring to get a very bright red shade. Stir the mixture frequently for approximately 20 minutes, or until it cools to about 125F. The mixture will become very thick and creamy opaque, and the peanuts will be suspended.
  • Immediately spoon the mixture into large patties on the sheet of wax paper. Let the patties sit for at least 1 hour before eating them. Their texture should be chewy like nougat. Wrap them in plastic wrap for storage. They will keep for about one week.

 

 

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