6 hrs 5 mins
Boiled peanuts are common to most southerners and a unique culinary experience.
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- 1Add the raw peanuts to a slow-cooker; add water to cover, then add the salt.
- 2Place the lid on the slow-cooker; cook on HIGH.
- 3Every 2 hours, while the peanuts are cooking, give them a stir, and add additional water if needed (the water should always be at about the same level as the peanuts).
- 4With the exception of you spot checks--the slow-cooker should be kept covered throughout the cooking process.
- 5When the peanuts have cooked 6 hours, taste them (you do remove the outer shell before eating one).
- 6If they are too salty, remove some of the salty water and replace it with fresh water.
- 7If they are not salty enough, add more salt.
- 8Continue cooking for at least a few hours more--every hour after the initial 6 hours of cooking, remove a peanut, let it cool down, and taste for doneness.
- 9The final product should be tender yet firm and should be salty and earthy in taste.
- 10The cooking process can take up to 12 hours to reach this point (the proper cooking time is very subjective; cook the peanuts to your taste).
- 11When desired doneness, drain the peanuts and serve them warm.
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Nutritional Facts for Boiled Raw Peanuts
Serving Size: 1 (100 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 643.5
- Calories from Fat 503
- Total Fat 55.8 g
- Saturated Fat 7.7 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 14167.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 18.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 9.6 g
- Sugars 4.5 g
- Protein 29.2 g