Cajun Boiled Peanuts

boiled peanuts on sack burlap
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  • 8 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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There are two important things to consider when making boiled peanuts. First, they take a very long time to cook. After many unsuccessful times cooking on the stovetop all day and they still aren't done, you may you just give up. So, the best way to cook boiled peanuts is to use a slow cooker. Secondly, make sure to use raw peanuts opposed to roasted ones. Raw peanuts sometimes are also called “green” peanuts because of their raw state.

What You'll Need

  • 10 cups peanuts (raw, washed)
  • 1 tablespoon​ Cajun seasonings (like Tony Chachere’s)
  • 1/4 cup salt (kosher)

How to Make It

  1. Into a slow cooker, add raw peanuts, Cajun spice, and salt.
  2. Add enough water to cover the peanuts.
  3. Turn the slow cooker on to HIGH and cook covered until peanuts are soft about 8 to 10 hours. 
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 1035
Total Fat 90 g
Saturated Fat 11 g
Unsaturated Fat 45 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 3,570 mg
Carbohydrates 29 g
Dietary Fiber 16 g
Protein 47 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)