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Boiled Peanuts Recipe
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Boiled Peanuts
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Boiled Peanuts

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Original recipe makes 5 pounds Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs

    3 hrs 5 mins


  1. Wash the peanuts and place them in a pot. Add salt and water. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. Let the water boil for 3 hours.
  3. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 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.)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 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

Oct 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.

Jan 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.

Jul 13, 2008

peanuts came out great,i made about 5lbs,whats the best way to store them?

Mar 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

Dec 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 :)

Jul 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!


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  • Calories
  • 322 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 27.9 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 14.6 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 2801 mg
  • 112%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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