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My husband loves boiled peanuts! This recipe is similar to one I use regularly. However, for our tastes, the cooking time and water content is way off. The longer you simmer the better so the peanuts have a chance to soak up the flavor the of brine and soften. Usually, depending on the peanuts, I will let them simmer about 10 hours, then turn them off and allow to sit in the brine for another 3 hours or so. As for the water, use enough to cover the peanuts and then some. I always make plenty to have on hand and keep some also in the freezer. Boiled peanuts are definitely an acquired taste. We do love them!

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Bev October 04, 2005

Very Impressive

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Loony October 20, 2001

We loved the proportions but the cooking time seemed way off. We boiled the peanuts for almost 3 hours. The nuts inside were "almost" the right texture but the shells were still too firm. We then drained them and put them in fresh water in a crock pot on high for another 8 hours and they came out PERFECT.

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Chris Grove June 19, 2004

wonderful !

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tammra32 May 04, 2003
Boiled Peanuts