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Garlic and Onion Boiled Peanuts

Rated as 3.78 out of 5 Stars

"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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5 h 20 m servings 520
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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

Per Serving: 520 calories; 43.4 19.2 22.9 4 11026 Full nutrition

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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 ...

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 de...

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...

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 re...

Absolutely LOVE boiled peanuts. this recipe is so good and very little effort for all the flavor.