Hot Boiled Peanuts
I can remember driving to football games when I was a kid and my dad always stopping by a road side stand to buy hard boiled peanuts. As an equal salt enthusiast, these became a favorite of mine too. Because of the low and slow cooking method required for cooking hard boiled peanuts, a crock pot is actually a perfect cooking vessel for them. This is especially the case if you aren’t needing to make 20 gallons of them.
I no longer go to football games, but I do like to ride my bike and this is the perfect snack post ride! It’s actually something I’m going to start offering for post-athlete catering events.
Cooking Tip: Once the peanuts are fully cooked and soft, turn off the heat and let them sit in the salt water overnight.
Where to Buy: These are abundant in the south, but if you can’t find them in your local grocery store, you can buy them here on Amazon. They last forever so don’t worry about ordering such a big bag.
Hot Boiled Peanuts in the Crock Pot
- 1 pound of green peanuts - they have to be green peanuts
- 1/4 - 1/3 cup of salt
- Couple dashes of tabasco sauce
- Water to cover
- Cooking Method 1: Place the peanuts in a large crock pot/slow cooker. Cover completely with water. Add in the salt and the tabasco. Set on medium. Let cook for at least 10 hours.
- Cooking Method 2: Set the slow cooker on low and let cook for 24 hours.
- For both methods, just make sure they are super soft, salty and delicious before taking off the heat.
Low Carb, Low Sodium, Sugar Conscious, Kidney Friendly, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Specific Carbs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Red Meat Free, Crustacean Free, Celery Free, Mustard Free, Sesame Free, Lupine Free, Mollusk Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added, Kosher