Cajun Boiled Peanuts

boiled peanuts on sack burlap

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  • Total: 8 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings

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 as opposed to roasted ones. Raw peanuts sometimes are also called “green” peanuts because of their raw state.


  • 10 cups peanuts (raw, washed)
  • 1 tablespoon

    Cajun spice

  • 1/4 cup salt (kosher)

Steps 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.

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