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!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
5 pounds
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

431 calories; protein 19.6g 39% DV; carbohydrates 12.6g 4% DV; fat 37.3g 57% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 96.4mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2011
I authored this recipe and just wanted to clarify a few things. This recipe is meant to be cooked on the stove so peanuts should be done in 4 hours or more. If you do decide to cook them in a crockpot then they will take typically 7 hours or more on high. If the peanuts are taking a very long time on the stove like one reviewer stated you possibly purchased peanuts not meant for boiling. Make sure you have not purchased roasted peanuts. Typically the correct peanuts at places like Walmart will have indications of boiling on the package. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2010
Takes a good 24 hours on a crock pot to make these really good. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2011
I authored this recipe and just wanted to clarify a few things. This recipe is meant to be cooked on the stove so peanuts should be done in 4 hours or more. If you do decide to cook them in a crockpot then they will take typically 7 hours or more on high. If the peanuts are taking a very long time on the stove like one reviewer stated you possibly purchased peanuts not meant for boiling. Make sure you have not purchased roasted peanuts. Typically the correct peanuts at places like Walmart will have indications of boiling on the package. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2009
great idea thanks for posting these did turn out pretty yummy. thanks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2013
When I've traveled in the south; I've often seen roadside stands with "Hot Boiled Peanuts" for sale. Sometimes whimsical signs of giant peanuts would advertise them. Every now and then, I like to make a batch of them to enjoy with an icy soft drink. This recipe has some good flavor ideas within. However, I felt quite a bit more salt was needed for the brine. And for our preferences; I will double the rest of the other ingredients next time because we like it spicy. The cook time was spot-on for raw peanuts. I will definitely make again with these changes. A very good base to start. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/06/2010
Takes a good 24 hours on a crock pot to make these really good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2012
Delicious! I only had 1 lb. of peanuts, Crab Boil and reduced the salt to 1/4 c., so gave it a try. 12 hours in the crock pot on low and I'm in peanut heaven. How do you save these once they're done? It's going to take me a few days to eat all of this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2011
So good! Just wanted to add what the creator of this recipe noted. You can't boil roasted peanuts. I'm a southern girl and grew up on these. You have to get RAW peanuts. I just cooked 5 lbs and it took 3 1/2 hours to get that's huge pot soft... I like my really squishy and slurpy. _ thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2015
I'm from the South and grew up eating boiled peanuts. When I saw this recipe I was unsure about it......... After using this recipes I'll never make them any other way. Thanks for posting it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2013
I don't know about everyone else but be warned your house will smell like a seafood resturant if you cook them in your kitchen. Delicous but a bit stinky. Now days I just cook them in a crock pot on my porch. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/21/2009
Recipe is not good. after 4 hours peanuts still not done. after 7 hours peanuts still not done. simmered overnight...you guessed it still not done. the couple i have tried has no flavor. will not be using this recipe again! Read More
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