Recipe by ratherbeswimmin'
Boiled peanuts are common to most southerners and a unique culinary experience.
Top Review by PAUL P.
I grew up in SC and LOVE boiled peanuts. I buy raw peanuts in 25 lb boxes from Pittsburgh Snax and Nut Company. It's the only place close to where I live in WV that sells them. Some times I will add some cajun seasoning like Tony Chachere's for part of the salt. You can also add a couple chopped hot peppers and some minced garlic to the water an hour or so before they're done.
Directions See How It's Made
- Add the raw peanuts to a slow-cooker; add water to cover, then add the salt.
- Place the lid on the slow-cooker; cook on HIGH.
- Every 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).
- With the exception of you spot checks--the slow-cooker should be kept covered throughout the cooking process.
- When the peanuts have cooked 6 hours, taste them (you do remove the outer shell before eating one).
- If they are too salty, remove some of the salty water and replace it with fresh water.
- If they are not salty enough, add more salt.
- Continue 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.
- The final product should be tender yet firm and should be salty and earthy in taste.
- The 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).
- When desired doneness, drain the peanuts and serve them warm.