If you are like me I know what you are thinking, Boiled Peanuts, what the heck is that! My parents went on a trip to Colorado and on their trip they had lunch in some small place that served Boiled Peanuts. They said they were amazing! After doing some research we found out that Boiled Peanuts are popular in the South so for someone like me who hasn’t traveled much in the South I have never heard of much less consumed these tasty treats!
All my mom could talk about were these Boiled Peanuts and when she found raw peanuts at her local farmers market she was on the hunt to find a recipe. Now there are lots of recipes out there but after some trial and error we made one that suits out taste buds. We also boil them in the crockpot but you could do it on the stove as well.
I like to eat these warm but my mom doesn’t mind eating them cold. The peanuts become soft and salty and are a big mess to eat but they taste amazing!
~ 4 Tbsp. salt
~ 5 Tbsp. Old Bay seasoning
~ 1 tsp. cayenne pepper (to make spicier add more)
~ 2 lbs raw peanuts in their shell
1. Rinse off peanuts and place in crock pot.
2. Fill crock pot with water and then add salt, Old Bay, and cayenne pepper.
3. Turn crock pot on high and boil peanuts all day or until they reach the desired softness.
4. Drain and enjoy warm. Store in the refrigerator for a few days.
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