Total Time
1hr 18mins
Prep 3 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

A southern delight! I've been known to add cayenne pepper to mine-keeps the kids away!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place peanuts in a large saucepan.
  2. Mix the water and salt to make a birne.
  3. Cover the peanuts with the brine.
  4. Bring ot a boil, cover, and boil until the shells are tender-around 45 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Let stand 30 minutes, drain well.
  7. Keeps in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Most Helpful

3 5

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!

5 5

Very Impressive

4 5

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.