Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 hrs
A wonderful southern tradition--and obviously and acquired taste! Don't want it so hot?- replace pepper and Cajun seasonings and jalapeños with some ham hocks and have them country style.
- 2 lbs raw peanuts, in the shell (green)
- 4 tablespoons cajun seasoning (I get the blackening seasoning from Sam's wholesale)
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 4 tablespoons salt (heaping)
- 5 fresh jalapenos, seeded and sliced thick
- In large steel stock pot (for outside use) place peanuts and fill with water 3/4 full.
- Add all but the jalapeños.
- Place on gas burner and heat until boiling.
- Boil at a steady boil for about 6 hours, adding water as needed to keep pot at least half full.
- Stir occasionally.
- During last 2 hours add jalapeños.
- Taste at the end of the 6 hours for doneness. They should be completely soft and the inside of the shells are completely "wet" looking--no white remains visible.
- Eat hot or cold!
- They are great!
- Freeze some for later--just heat in microwave to enjoy that fresh out of pot taste again!
I recently moved to FL and became hooked on these. Instead of paying three bucks for a cup full, I decided to try this recipe. Fabulous! I ended up using my crock pot and adding garlic. Thank for sharing this and God Bless.