Southern Cajun Boiled Peanuts


This recipe comes from the peanut stands of Florida. I have lived in Florida my entire life and have found many Northerners fall in love with these peanuts the very first time they taste them. If you have never had peanuts from a roadside stand in Florida, then try these and you will taste what us Floridians love!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins
5 pounds


  • 5 pounds raw peanuts, in shells

  • ¾ cup salt

  • 1 ¼ cups dill pickle slices, with brine

  • 5 small jalapeno peppers, sliced

  • 5 tablespoons dry crab boil (such as Zatarain's® Crab and Shrimp Boil)


  1. Place peanuts, salt, pickles with brine, jalapenos, and crab boil in a large pot. Pour in water to cover the peanuts; stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook until soft, at least 4 hours, adding water as needed to keep peanuts covered. Scoop peanuts out of the pot with a slotted spoon and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

431 Calories
37g Fat
13g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 431
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 48%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Sodium 96mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 546mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.