Homemade Boiled Peanuts are always a hit in the home and at gatherings! They are that snack, like popcorn, that you just can’t stop eating. It is a great snack to have before dinner, a more nutrient-dense alternative to other snacks, and has flavor that will impress a crowd. The part that makes this homemade treat so great is you can order them pre-prepared online for cheap. No need to worry about seasoning and all of that jazz. Just do the boiling and put them on the counter in a bowl for everyone to share. Soon, you will see everyone go crazy over this tasty snack! The recipe is simple and can be done if you are a multitasker and plan on cooking, cleaning, and running errands all at the same time.
If you are planning on making these for a gathering, plan ahead! They do take some time to boil and marinate, but it is worth it. The prep time is only about five minutes, which is super easy if you are in a rush. You will then soak them for eight hours and following that, you will cook for hours! The final step is to let them cool for about an hour, and then you will have to die for homemade boiled peanuts.
- 2 pounds raw peanuts keep them in shell
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Let 1/2 cup salt dissolve in 2 gallons of water in a 3-gallon pot; then add your peanuts in. Make sure the peanuts are fully submerged in the water. Be prepared to soak them for 8 hours or overnight.
Drain the excess water and then refill the pot with 2 gallons water and remaining 1 cup salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer and keep covered, 5 to 8 hours or until you see that the peanuts are tender, you may need to add water periodically to keep peanuts covered; Do not forget to stir occasionally. When the peanuts have boiled for a total of 3 hours, check for texture and saltiness. If the peanuts are not salty enough, add salt in 1/4-cup increments, finally turn off the stove heat, and let them continue to soak for 1 hour. Check peanuts every hour or so for seasoning.
Remove from heat, and cool 1 hour.
- Step 4
Drain and eat or you can store them for later. When storing make sure they are still in the shell and are in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer. Boiled peanuts will stay good for about 7 days when refrigerated and a few months when in the freezer.
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