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Boiled Peanuts

User Rating 4 Star Rating (4 Reviews)


Peanuts Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

Raw peanuts could be good too.

Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
I have fond memories of traveling with my mom and dad. A road trip didn't go by without stopping at a roadside stand to buy warm boiled peanuts. These days I make them at home in the crockpot. I've even served them for an appetizer. Everyone just loved the special treat.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7 hours

Total Time: 7 hours, 10 minutes


  • 1-1/2 quarts green uncooked peanuts
  • 1/2 cup salt*
  • 2-1/2 quarts water


Wash peanuts until water runs clear. Put nuts in crockpot. Add salt and water. Stir well. Cover and cook on high for 5 to 7 hours. If necessary, add additional water to keep peanuts covered.

*The peanuts will get saltier the longer they sit in their cooking liquid. In fact, I store mine in the liquid in the refrigerator. We love to eat them hot or cold.

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 5 out of 5
Just like the roadside stands., Member magnoliasouth

Growing up in the southeast has made me a boiled peanut connoisseur. I've lived in Atlanta, Savannah, Waycross, GA, and even Mobile, AL. This recipe is the basic Georgia recipe and is the one that everyone uses. A few things though I want to add. Don't worry about the 1 1/2 Qt measurement. I use 2 qts and it's just fine that way. Raw peanuts are usually sold by the pound and 1 pound of large peanuts is (usually) right at 2 quarts. I also cook them on low in the slow cooker for at least 24 hours. Now for a twist on this, you can spice it up a bit. Here along the central Gulf Coast region, Cajun boiled peanuts are the fave. You can follow this recipe for the salt, but add 1 1/2 tbs crab boil seasoning, 4 medium jalapenos chopped or diced (or use your favorite peppers), 2 tbs cayenne pepper and about 1/2 c. of red pepper flakes. It sounds much more hot than they really are, though they do have a kick. Either way, both these recipes are just delicious!

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