Recipe by Jason Walters
"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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raw peanuts, in shells
1 1/4 cups
dill pickle slices, with brine
jalapeno peppers, sliced
dry crab boil (such as Zatarain's® Crab and Shrimp Boil)
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.
Takes a good 24 hours on a crock pot to make these really good.
great idea thanks for posting these did turn out pretty yummy. thanks
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Southern Cajun Boiled Peanuts
Serving Size: 1/30 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 30
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 336
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