Boiled peanuts make a delicious snack!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
40
Yield:
5 pounds
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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Wash the peanuts and place them in a pot. Add salt and water. Bring the water to a boil.

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  • Let the water boil for 3 hours.

  • Taste the peanuts, if they are not salty enough for your taste add more salt. If you would like the peanuts to be softer, return the water to boil and cook until they reach the consistency you desire.

Nutrition Facts

322 calories; protein 14.6g 29% DV; carbohydrates 9.2g 3% DV; fat 27.9g 43% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 2345.4mg 94% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2007
I like mine salty: the trick (to get the right flavor), is to boil them to the right consistancy, usually about 2 hours. Then, if you want them saltier, DO NOT add more salt and boil some more. Rather, let them sit in their brine as it cools. Every 20 minutes or so, taste one. When they are salty enough for you, drain them. (This means you don't have to taste hot peanuts, and they don't get too soggy. It also gets them saltier quicker.) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/21/2005
add 5 tablespoons of cayenne 5 whole cloves of garlic and 6 whole dried red chiles then you have a real boiled peanut recipe Read More
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85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2007
I like mine salty: the trick (to get the right flavor), is to boil them to the right consistancy, usually about 2 hours. Then, if you want them saltier, DO NOT add more salt and boil some more. Rather, let them sit in their brine as it cools. Every 20 minutes or so, taste one. When they are salty enough for you, drain them. (This means you don't have to taste hot peanuts, and they don't get too soggy. It also gets them saltier quicker.) Read More
(608)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2007
The only thing this recipe lacks is a reminder to let the peanuts sink. You really must let them sit in the water until they sink for them to be really excellent. Also don't be afraid to put in some different spices. Bay leaf is very good in this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
Boiled peanuts are the best. My dad has been making them for years. When we moved away from the south we had to learn how as they are not readily available everywhere. I was surprised how easy they are to make and you can put them in the crock pot as well they take about 12 hours that way when cooked on high. I was excited to learn my dad recently introduced my daughter to them and she loves them. Make sure you use raw peanuts. We have tried with roasted and they do not work well. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/21/2005
add 5 tablespoons of cayenne 5 whole cloves of garlic and 6 whole dried red chiles then you have a real boiled peanut recipe Read More
(103)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2008
peanuts came out great i made about 5lbs whats the best way to store them? Read More
(70)
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2005
After spending 20 yrs in Ga. then moving to Buffalo I couldn't find boiled peanuts anywhere here so decided totry making my own this recipe was easy and delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2010
3 lb green peanuts. 1/2 cup salt. 1/4 cup cajun seasoning. 1 heaping tablespoon of cayenne. water. 8 quart pot. Rinse green peanuts in water several times. Cover green peanuts with water in the pot and turn up heat to high. Add salt, cajun seasoning, cayenne. Boil for three hours, check on them frequently, and stir. Add boiling water as needed. Allow to cool off in brine before draining. Don't drain them right away because they could dry out if you drain them when they're still piping. Let sit in pot until cool before you drain them..the longer they sit in the brine, the saltier/spicier they get. Can freeze uncooked green peanuts for up to three months before use. Thaw before boiling! Can freeze cooked boiled peanuts and throw them in a pot of boiling water when ready to eat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2005
We loved this! Added some liquid crab boil for a kick and only cooked 2 lbs of the peanuts. Once they came to a good boil I then transferred them to the crockpot and cooked on low overnight and all next day. They were perfect! Made hubby quite happy:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2003
An old southern tradition in my family boiled peanuts are good when simmered for 2-3 hours. Make sure you use raw or green peanuts for this recipe! Read More
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