Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is how boiled peanuts are traditionally prepared in Hawaii. It's a little different from the Southern style.


  1. Wash peanuts until water is clear. Add water to cover peanuts and soak overnight. Put weight on so that peanuts are soaking.
  2. Drain and rinse several times until water is clean.
  3. Add star anise; cover and boil for 30 to 45 minutes, testing to see that peanuts are cooked, but not soft. Do not overcook. Turn off heat, add salt and mix.
  4. Cover and let stand for approximately 30 to 45 minutes.


Most Helpful

cooked a large amount for friends family party, turned out great

stessl February 23, 2011

So ono! The peanuts were great and all my friends enjoyed them. Mahalo!

shaw_debaser December 02, 2008

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