Spicy Cajun Boiled Peanuts

READY IN: 6hrs 30mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Carolina Cider Co., Yemassee, South Carolina

Top Review by linlaw11

I followed everything but ... used raw Florida peanuts in shell, fresh off the field and have found this recipe easy, delicious. They were ready in 3-4 hours and are wonderful! Thanks for the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash raw peanuts in shell.
  2. Soak peanuts in water to cover 45 minutes to loosen any remaining dirt.
  3. Drain peanuts, and rinse well under cold running water.
  4. Place peanuts, salt, and remaining ingredients in a 12-quart Dutch oven.
  5. Add 1 3/4 gallon water; stir well.
  6. Cover and bring to a boil; decrease heat and simmer 4-6 hours or until tender (peanuts are done when texture is tender and firm, but not crunchy--similar to cooked pinto beans).
  7. Drain peanuts, and store in zip-lock plastic bags in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or freeze in zip-lock plastic freezer bags for up to 2 months.

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