This is the real deal that is found in the heart of Florida. I made this recipe to resemble the taste of my favorite boiled peanuts found in the Ocala National Forest. My family agreed this recipe was one of the best!

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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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  • Place peanuts, crab boil, jalapenos, garlic powder, salt, Cajun seasoning, and red pepper flakes into a slow cooker. Pour in water to cover the peanuts and stir to combine. Cover and cook on Low until peanuts are soft, at least 24 hours. Stir occasionally, and add water as needed to keep peanuts covered. Drain; serve hot or cold.

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Nutrition Facts

360.1 calories; 16.1 g protein; 16.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 368.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2010
Hi, this is Rachael. I read some of the recent reviews and I feel that's it's unfair to poorly rate this recipe if you don't like the consistentcy of boiled peanuts! This isn't to make crunchy, roasted peanuts, its for soft, boiled peanuts! For the rest of you, I am so THRILLED that ya'll have enjoyed this recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/14/2012
Great flavor except it is WAYYYYYY too salty. I would cut back the salt to a few tablespoons. Read More
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176 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 139
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2010
Hi, this is Rachael. I read some of the recent reviews and I feel that's it's unfair to poorly rate this recipe if you don't like the consistentcy of boiled peanuts! This isn't to make crunchy, roasted peanuts, its for soft, boiled peanuts! For the rest of you, I am so THRILLED that ya'll have enjoyed this recipe! Read More
(492)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2010
Hi, this is Rachael. I read some of the recent reviews and I feel that's it's unfair to poorly rate this recipe if you don't like the consistentcy of boiled peanuts! This isn't to make crunchy, roasted peanuts, its for soft, boiled peanuts! For the rest of you, I am so THRILLED that ya'll have enjoyed this recipe! Read More
(492)
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2009
This is just like Florida Peanuts :) Heres a trick - to not have to waith the 24 hours, put the whole mix in a pressure cooker, cook for 45 minutes on medium high pressure. Then, transfer to crock pot for 2 hours - you have your peanuts in 3 hours! Thanks so much for this - my fam loves them Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2010
I am so happy I found this recipe!!! I recently moved to NY from FL and needless to say there's more different than alike up here. I miss my spicy boiled peanuts from the roadside stand and these are DYNO-MITE! The longer you let them sit on low in the crock pot the better! I followed everything to a T and I used the recipe on here for cajun seasoning (and had a little left over for the next batch!): 1 tablespoon salt 1-1/4 teaspoons dried oregano 1-1/4 teaspoons paprika 1-1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper 1-1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper EDIT: I made these for superbowl and used sliced brined jalapenos and a bottle of beer and they were excellent!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2009
Here's another recipe that I wish I could give 6 stars to! I live in Pensacola, FL and have eaten my fair share of roadside stand boiled peanuts. I love them and these are some of the best I've ever had. I didn't change a thing about the spice blend. I love the fact that this recipe doesn't call for alot of salt compared to some other recipes. You don't need it. The spice blend gives the peanuts tons of flavor. If you are afraid of the heat, don't be. These have a little kick, but they won't send you running for the milk jug. It took about 26 hrs for mine to cook the way I like them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2011
I'm on board with Rachael (submitter of recipe)...if you don't know what "boiled peanuts" are all about, then don't submit a bad rating due to texture issues! I'm a northerner but have lived in the south and got hooked on these. I like this flavor way better then just plain salted ones. I used organic dry raw peanuts (2lbs) cuz when I got my craving, green peanuts weren't in season. I soaked my peanuts overnight in cold water (weighed em down w/a plate) drained, then proceeded with the recipe. I didn't use 'crab boil' - added some Old Bay. I also added a bottle of Honey Brown Ale initially and cooked in a 8QT heavy stock pot on the stove. If you store the pot in the fridge overnight (after cooking for 12 hrs) the peanuts tend to suck up more liquid and will finally sink down; then continue cooking next day. You have to sample one here n there until you get the texture you prefer. If you don't use green peanuts you may have to cook longer. If I had a pressure cooker I would try method mentioned. All I can say is if you want crunchy peanuts, don't try these or rate poorly because these are meant to be softish (like canned kidney beans). I like mine soft, but that's a personal pref. In any case, love the additional spice profile! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2009
well...these turned out really good for me...i can see why they can be addicting...but am not sure how they are supposed to taste but they taste great to me...so simple...i had them in the crock pot for about 20 hours and then let them sit in the brine til cooled and put the peanuts and brine in a plastic ice cream pail with a lid to store as bud w from this site suggested...forsure will make them again...oh an i used old bay instead of the crab boil coz i didn't have any...thanks for the recipe rachael... Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/14/2012
Great flavor except it is WAYYYYYY too salty. I would cut back the salt to a few tablespoons. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2009
I had only tried boiled peanuts one time and decided to give these a shot. They turned out really good and were simple to throw together. The wait was hard but good things come to those that wait right? These ended up with just the right amount of spice and salt. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2009
I LIVED IN UMATILLA FL. 24 YR.S NEXT TO OCALA AN EAT A TON OF THESES CAJUN PEANUTS NOW I LIVE IN TN. WAS SURE MISSING THEM NUTS NOT ANY MORE!!!!! THIS RECIPE IS THE BEST THANK U!!! VIOLET Read More
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