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CROCK POT BOILED PEANUTS – The Southern Lady Cooks


If you love boiled peanuts, then you will love this recipe. So easy, with only a few ingredients, made in the crock pot and absolutely delicious!

Crock Pot Boiled Peanuts

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❤️WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

These boiled peanuts are so easy to make and only takes about 3 minutes to put the in the crock pot and you are done. Plus when they are ready they taste amazing so that is always a huge plus. These are perfect for any gathering or when you just want to enjoy boiled peanuts.

Growing up we loved them and remember stopping at road side stands on the side of the road and getting a paper bag or styrofoam cup full of boiled peanuts. We have always loved them. If you have never had them, you really should give them a try!

🍴KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Raw Peanuts in the shell
  • Kosher Salt
  • Water

🍽️HOW TO MAKE

These are so simple and so easy you really don’t even need steps, however some people ask if the peanuts need to be “raw green peanuts” or “raw peanuts” and either will work. I can’t find raw green peanuts in my area, but I did find the raw peanuts in the shell at Walmart in the nut section.

COOKING STEPS

Step 1
Wash peanuts with cold water.  Place in crockpot or slow cooker.   Cover with water and add salt.

Step 2
Cook on high for 5 to 6 hours or low 10 hours.

Crock Pot Boiled Peanuts

⭐TIP

You may want to cook the longer, it really is personal preference but this is the amount of time that works well for us. If you want the softer, then cook them longer, it you like them with a little more crunch, cook them less time.

RECIPE VARIATIONS

There are many different seasonings you can add to the water, creole, cajun, garlic, liquid smoke, Old Bay, you have a seasoning mixture you love.. try it! This is a versatile recipe and definitely one you can play around with.

❓FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you eat boiled peanuts hot or cold?

This is a personal preference, but we usually eat them warm when we first make them and then cold the next day. We find they are delicious either way.

Can I use roasted peanuts to make boil peanuts?

No you cannot. Roasted peanuts lack the right moisture content. You just use raw or green peanuts for boiling.

STORING AND REHEATING

Store peanuts in brine in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They must be in the refrigerator with the moisture they will mold. If you like them warm, just heat them up in the microwave or put them back in the crock pot with the brine and turn the on low for a bit.

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SERVING SIZE

This is a little tricky, because these are a snack item, but I would say about 5-6 servings. Of course if someone can eat a pound of peanuts themselves.. this would be 2 servings. HA!

Crock Pot Boiled Peanuts

Anne Walkup

These Crock Pot Boiled Peanuts are so easy to make, only 3 ingredients and taste amazing! Perfect addition to any gathering or a great snack for movie night!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 6 hours

Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes

Course Appetizer

Cuisine American

  • 2 pounds raw peanuts
  • 1/3 cup kosher salt
  • 2 quarts water
  • Wash peanuts with cold water.

  • Place in crockpot or slow cooker. Cover with water and add salt.

  • Cook on high for 5 to 6 hours or low 10 hours.

Can add spices such as red pepper flakes, creole seasoning, garlic cloves, chopped jalapeños, Tabasco sauce or hot sauce. Refrigerate leftovers in airtight container for 5 to 6 days. Can eat cold or warm.

Keyword Crock Pot Boiled Peanuts

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