Boiled Peanuts

This crazy weather has got me out of whack.

Guess what I found in the grocery store the other day?

You guessed it, green peanuts.

Well, they are not actually green.

What I mean is unprocessed raw peanuts.

You know the kind that are not roasted.

In the south we call them green.

They are perfect for boiling.

We usually enjoy them watching college football.

In the fall.

I know, I know,  it is no where near the fall.

My guess is that the peanuts produced early because of the weather.

That’s the only reason I know that the grocery store would have them so early.

It is the same thing with our strawberries.

Anyway, I like to boil my peanuts with some Creole Seasoning.

I like mine with a little kick to them.

I used Tony Chachere’s.

You can use what ever brand you like,

or omit it all together.

Either way, enjoy!

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Boiled Peanuts


2 pounds green peanuts in their shell
4 cups of water
2 tablespoons kosher salt
3 tablespoons Creole Seasoning (optional)


Rinse peanuts well to get any dirt or debris off of them.
Soak your peanuts overnight in fresh clean water.
They will try to float to the top. Use a plate to weigh them down in the water.
Drain your peanuts and add to your slow cooker.
Add water and seasonings.
Cook on high 5-7 hours, or until peanuts are soft.

Squeeze them out of their soft shells and enjoy!
Peace be with you,

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11 Responses to “Boiled Peanuts”

  1. #
    Surekha — May 9, 2012 at 9:29 am

    5-7 hours ?


  2. #
    Patti — May 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I had these when I was in Georgia Veronica – addicting!


  3. #
    The Mom Chef — May 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I remember when I first moved down here and a guy I was dating stopped on our way home from a NASCAR race (talk about saturating me with the south!) and bought my first bag of boiled peanuts. They grossed me out. They were SOFT! 🙂 I’ve gotten used to them since then. But boy, if I’d had had them with some zip like these have, I might have fallen in love the first time around. (That top photo is fantastic.)


  4. #
    Beth Michelle — May 10, 2012 at 10:23 am

    My husband always raves about boiled peanuts. He used to eat them all the time when stationed in South Carolina. I have yet to make them for him but this post definitely has pushed me to get on it!


  5. #
    Eliotseats — May 11, 2012 at 2:46 am

    I have never had boiled peanuts. I had some colleagues travel to the “south” and they made themselves try some. They said it was an acquired taste. 🙂


  6. #
    Claudia — May 13, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I have never heard of this – loving the Creole seasoning idea – so unique – such fun! Happy Mother’s Day!


  7. #
    Lizzy — May 13, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen raw peanuts in the shell around here, but I love your idea for seasoning them…YUM!


  8. #
    Lilly — May 22, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    This brings back memories! I haven’t had boiled peanuts for quite some time now and when I have them they come from the freezer and have to be headed in the microwave. Homemade sounds a lot better!


  9. #
    Hester Casey — June 30, 2012 at 8:37 am

    I’ve never had boiled peanuts, Veronica so thanks for this recipe. ‘Green’ peanuts are usually plentiful around October, just in time for Halloween so book marking this.


  10. #
    Ann — August 25, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I was so happy to see this pop up on Tasty Kitchen! I haven’t had boiled peanuts since I left North Carolina four years ago. I hope I can find green peanuts and try this today!


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