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Cajun Boiled Peanuts Recipe
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Cajun Boiled Peanuts

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"This is my husband's spicy and delicious recipe! It's a tradition during football season. Dry crab boil and jalapenos instill the peanuts with a distinctive salty, spicy flavor."

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Original recipe makes 8 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 5 mins


  1. Place peanuts in a slow cooker. Sprinkle with dry crab boil. Cover with water. Stir in sliced jalapeno peppers and their liquid. Cover the slow cooker, and cook the peanuts on low 8 hours, or overnight, until peanuts float to the top of the water.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 12, 2004

My family and I thought these were fantastic! I have a "normal" sized crock pot, and found a 1.5 oz bag of peanuts worked perfectly. I used HALF of an Old Bay seafood one-step shrimp & crab boil 3 oz package, and instead of the jalapenos, some (about half cup?) tabasco sauce. I also added some kosher salt (1-2 cups?) since I like em salty. Cooked them in the crock pot on high stirring occasionally for 10-12 hours. Had no problems with maintaining water level. The taste was fantastic, and due to popular demand had to make a second batch the next day.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004


May 02, 2004

I'm not sure how this recipe can call for 5 pounds of peanuts?? Even using an extra large crock pot, I could not put that many in. I filled it with as much as I could, probably too much, for I could not get enough water in it. I ended up cooking them over night, then adding more water in the morning, and continued to cook on low the rest of the day and early evening. I also added salt. After all that said....they are very tasty, and I will try again with less peanuts next time.

Feb 24, 2006

I rated the recipe a 4 but w/ modifications it was a 5 star success. Like the way will my crockpot hold 5 lbs & it is a lg. crockpot. I used 1 1/2 lbs (although I probably could have doubled it...just wanted to give the recipe a try first), decreased the spices according & I, too, added at least a cup of kosher salt. Can't imagine the peanuts w/out it. I ahve been munching on them all day!!

Jul 19, 2007

Florida is known for its boiled peanuts. Boiled Peanut carts are everywhere. When a dear friend came to Jacksonville who loves these peanuts, we tried this recipe. They were perfect. We had them in the crockpot for 36 hours.

Nov 07, 2007

Oooo These are SPICY! If you like HOT food these are great. I think Boiled PEanuts are an acquired taste. And being from the South I have definitly acquired a taste for Boiled Peanuts. These is a great recipe. Reminds me of the peanuts you can pick up on the side of the road from local farmers in the south. Yum! Great for Football season!! I always bring Boiled Peanuts to tailgate! Be careful not to overcook the peanuts. Nobody likes mooshy Peanuts after all.

May 18, 2008

I slow boiled them stove-top with this recipe plus Kosher salt. My crew likes the spice, next time will add LA. hot-sauce. I guess it depends on where you live, the raw peanuts are varied in maturity. Just taste them as they cook. I pulled them off the stove after about 2 hours. They taste even better the next day. Treat them like Southern Edamame.

Jan 27, 2008

I tried to follow the advice of the two reviewers below by adding salt and reducing the quantity. Although I'm glad I used 3 lbs instead of 5, I am NOT happy about the .75 cup of salt I added! I used two 3 oz. boxes of Kroger dry crab boil and the can of jalapenos. There was NO NEED to add any salt! The mustard seeds in the crab boil were salty enough! Now it tastes saltier than pure salt! But I found that if I spread the peanuts out on a large baking sheet and wait overnight, the dried peanuts taste much better because the mustard seeds fall right off.


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  • Calories
  • 403 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 35 g
  • 54%
  • Fiber
  • 6.1 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 18.3 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 71 mg
  • 3%

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

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