Here's an original twist to a Southern favorite. The garlic flavor really comes out in this recipe whether the peanuts are served hot or cold. I love them served room temperature with a cold beer on a summer day! You can also begin cooking the peanuts, then let them soak overnight, and continue cooking the next day. Serve hot or cold, and make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand because these are messy.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic; cook until softened and transparent, about 10 minutes. Turn off the heat.

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  • Add the peanuts and salt to the onion mixture. Fill the pot with water until the peanuts are submerged, and use a large colander fitted into the pot to hold them under water. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to medium, and simmer. Check the water level, and when it reaches the level of the peanuts, add more. Turn up the heat to medium-high and bring the peanuts to a boil; the lower heat to medium, and simmer. Repeat steps until peanuts are soft, 4 to 6 hours. Drain, and serve hot or cold.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the salted boiling liquid. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

519.6 calories; 22.9 g protein; 19.2 g carbohydrates; 3.8 mg cholesterol; 11025.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2012
These are really tasty! For the seasoning I poured 3/4 cup salt into a measuring cup and filled it up to the 1 cup line with garlic powder garlic salt mixed up salt Emerils seasoning and a little cayene pepper. I don't like them too mushy so I just let them boil for about 3 hours. The trick to the right degree of saltiness according to your taste is to let them soak in their brine after they boil and taste one every 15 mins or so until they are the way you like them. I let them soak for about another hour. Then drain them and rinse because they're really messy otherwise. Then I dried them a little in handfuls with paper towels and put them in a big tuperware container. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/25/2007
These peanuts had a really good taste but they were too salty for me. Next time I make them I'll cut all the ingredients except the peanuts in half. Anyone who loves boiled peanuts this is definitely worth your time to make! Read More
(17)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2012
These are really tasty! For the seasoning I poured 3/4 cup salt into a measuring cup and filled it up to the 1 cup line with garlic powder garlic salt mixed up salt Emerils seasoning and a little cayene pepper. I don't like them too mushy so I just let them boil for about 3 hours. The trick to the right degree of saltiness according to your taste is to let them soak in their brine after they boil and taste one every 15 mins or so until they are the way you like them. I let them soak for about another hour. Then drain them and rinse because they're really messy otherwise. Then I dried them a little in handfuls with paper towels and put them in a big tuperware container. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2012
These are really tasty! For the seasoning I poured 3/4 cup salt into a measuring cup and filled it up to the 1 cup line with garlic powder garlic salt mixed up salt Emerils seasoning and a little cayene pepper. I don't like them too mushy so I just let them boil for about 3 hours. The trick to the right degree of saltiness according to your taste is to let them soak in their brine after they boil and taste one every 15 mins or so until they are the way you like them. I let them soak for about another hour. Then drain them and rinse because they're really messy otherwise. Then I dried them a little in handfuls with paper towels and put them in a big tuperware container. Read More
(20)
Rating: 3 stars
08/25/2007
These peanuts had a really good taste but they were too salty for me. Next time I make them I'll cut all the ingredients except the peanuts in half. Anyone who loves boiled peanuts this is definitely worth your time to make! Read More
(17)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2008
I think the last person who reviewed this recipe meant to give it at least four stars. She said "this is definitely worth you time making." So I just wanted to boost the rating score a little bit. Oh yes I made it and it is very good. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2011
My family loves boiled peanuts but unfortunately we live a little too far North to enjoy them very often. This recipe brings the South a little closer to us! The onions and garlic in this recipe make them less salty but just as flavorful as the traditional boiled peanuts we have had. They were delicious! They are not difficult just a bit time consuming. I do suggest a good rinse before eating. The garlic and onion boil down to little bits that make eating them even messier. Just rinse them while they are draining in the collander and then enjoy! For those who haven't had boiled peanuts they have a texture similar to a bean - which isn't surprising as they are part of the legume family. They just aren't quite as soft as a cooked bean. Try them they are addictive! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2011
Absolutely LOVE boiled peanuts. this recipe is so good and very little effort for all the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2020
My son is a garlic nut. He loves these. Read More