Boiled Raw Peanuts

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READY IN: 6hrs 5mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
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