Boiled Peanuts

Total Time:
4 hr 35 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
4 hr

Yield:
approximately 4 pounds in shell and 2 pounds out of shell
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds in-shell raw Virginia or Valencia peanuts
  • 3 ounces kosher salt
  • 3 gallons water
Directions
  • Wash the peanuts in cool water until the water runs clear. Soak in cool water for 30 minutes to loosen any remaining dirt.

  • Drain and rinse the peanuts. Add the peanuts to a 12-quart pot along with the salt and 3 gallons of water. Stir well. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours. Check the texture of the peanut at this point for doneness. When done, boiled peanuts should have a similar texture to a cooked dry bean. It should hold its shape, but not crunch when bitten. Add more water throughout the cooking process, if needed. If necessary, continue cooking for 3 to 4 hours longer.

  • Drain the peanuts and store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

  • *Cook's note: The cooking time can vary greatly depending on how fresh the peanuts are. The fresher the peanut, the less time it will take to cook.


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