Becky Polk’s Boiled Peanuts

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Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy

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2-3 lb fresh green peanuts
1 1/2 cup regular table salt


 

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Directions

Put the fresh green peanuts with their shells on and cover them good with water. Add salt and bring it to a boil for about an hour. To check whether they are done, pull one or two peanuts out of the pot and crack them open. When they are soft, they are done. If they are still slightly crunchy, they are not done yet. If they are not salty enough, leave them in salted water and turn off the heat.

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I AM A SAVANNAH GIRL I LIVE IN NORTHDAKOTA .I HAVE BEEN HERE45 YRS AND YOU CAN NOT GET MUCH FOR SOUTHERN FOOD. I AMM LOOKING FOR SOME GREEN PEANUTS TO BOIL HERE AT HOME. WE LIVE IN WILTON NORTHDAKTOA 1 701 7346564 IF THERE IS A WAY I COULD BUY SOME. THANK YOU THELMA KARY

By Anonymous on September 04, 2013

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I haven't had these since I was a kid!

By Anonymous on May 29, 2013

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I love green boiled peanuts. I have lots of trouble finding the green peanuts. Do you have a source where I can purchase online or by catalog? Thanks

By Sharon S McClellan on December 31, 2012

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Here is the easiest and best method for cooking boiled peanuts, using a slow cooker. 2 - 3lbs green (raw) peanuts, depending on size of slow cooker. Mine is a pretty standard size, 2 1/2 pounds is usually the perfect amount 1/2 cup salt Put peanuts in slow cooker, picking out any bad ones you see. Pour in salt, and enough water to cover the top of the peanuts. You can add other seasoning such as garlic or Cajun if desired. Cook overnight or at least 10 hours on Low setting. You could probably use the High setting and cut the time in half.

By GingerG on July 27, 2012

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Ms. Paula Deen My name is Debra Simmons I HAVE WATCH YOUR SHOW FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMMEBER. I LOVE WATCHING YOUR SHOW AND MADE SOME OF YOUR MEALS AND LISTEN TO YOUR STORYS THAT YOU TELL ABLUT YOU AND YOUR SONS AND YOUR CHILD HUD. PLEASE KEEP DOING YOUR SHOW AND PLEASE TELL YOUR SONS THAT I LOVE THEIR SHOW TO . HAVE A NICE WEEK AND WEEKEND. LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. DEBRA SIMMONS 901 S. HENRY AVE. 105 ELKINS WV. 26241 863-934-6115

By Debra Simmons on July 25, 2012

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Stupid question from a Philly girl - what do you do when the peanuts are done boiling? How do you store them?

By Jennifer on July 18, 2012

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I'm wondering we're I can find green peanuts?

By Cindy on July 18, 2012

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Can you can boiled green peanuts? If so, how? I know you can buy them in the store but I want to can my own. Or can they be frozen?

By Pat on October 18, 2011

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Put only one half cup of salt to 3 lbs of green peanuts and was perfect.

By Kay Hite on September 05, 2011

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Was too much salt for 3 lbs. of green peanuts, one and a half cups of salt is too much. I'm cutting it to one cup next time. Love boiled peanuts. Wanted to give my Pastor and his wife some, but I didn't want them to have a stroke.

By Kay Hite on August 31, 2011

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There is too much salt in this recipe!

By Suzanne Knight on August 20, 2011

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Your boiled peanut recipe calls for way too much salt. Now I'm out of salt and peanuts. I don't know how much your peanuts cost but they are expensive where I live. Warning try only a half cup of salt to 2 to 3 pounds of peanuts. The recipe is wrong.

By Deborah Stephens on August 20, 2011

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I had my sweet hubby bring home peanuts from a trip to GA. just so I could show folks here in North Dakota that peanut butter was not the only way to eat peanuts! Love em with some cajun seasoning in the water too! I think the crock pot is the eaisest way to cook em. Put em on the night before and let cook all night. Peanuts for breakfast!

By Anonymous on January 09, 2011

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Hi Paula;My friend,robbie used to lived in florida and talk about these boiled peanuts back in the early 60's now he lives in massachusetts after all these years.Well this Thanksgiving we been looking for these type of (raw peanuts in a shell)in MA,NH.VT.But a specialty food store manager said to get these type of peanuts,try the state of Georgia(the peanuts capital)or maybe florida.So,Where can we get some of these raw peanuts? All so,Price per-lbs.Thank You Sincerly yours Edward Provencal.

By Edward Provencal on December 19, 2010

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I lived in Florida for 5 years and use to eat these there, loved them, then came back to Ohio and people look at me like I am crazy when I ask about them lol!

By Christina Bayless on December 16, 2010

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