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    Boiled Peanuts

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 18 mins

    3 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    Dib's's Note:

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

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

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    Directions:

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

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 04, 2005

      35

      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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    • on October 20, 2001

      55

      Very Impressive

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    • on June 19, 2004

      45

      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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    Nutritional Facts for Boiled Peanuts

    Serving Size: 1 (5066 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2571.9
     
    Calories from Fat 2010
    78%
    Total Fat 223.3 g
    343%
    Saturated Fat 31.0 g
    155%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 70852.3 mg
    2952%
    Total Carbohydrate 73.1 g
    24%
    Dietary Fiber 38.5 g
    154%
    Sugars 18.0 g
    72%
    Protein 117.0 g
    234%

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