Southern Cajun Boiled Peanuts

Southern Cajun Boiled Peanuts

Jason Walters 0

"This recipe comes from the peanut stands of Florida. I have lived in Florida my entire life and have found many Northerners fall in love with these peanuts the very first time they taste them. If you have never had peanuts from a roadside stand in Florida, then try these and you will taste what us Floridians love!"


4 h 20 m servings 431 cals
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Original recipe yields 30 servings



  • Calories:
  • 431 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 37.3 g
  • 57%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 19.6 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 2887 mg
  • 115%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place peanuts, salt, pickles with brine, jalapenos, and crab boil in a large pot. Pour in water to cover the peanuts; stir to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook until soft, at least 4 hours, adding water as needed to keep peanuts covered. Scoop peanuts out of the pot with a slotted spoon and serve hot.
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  1. 12 Ratings


I authored this recipe and just wanted to clarify a few things. This recipe is meant to be cooked on the stove so peanuts should be done in 4 hours or more. If you do decide to cook them in a cr...

great idea thanks for posting these did turn out pretty yummy. thanks

When I've traveled in the south; I've often seen roadside stands with "Hot Boiled Peanuts" for sale. Sometimes whimsical signs of giant peanuts would advertise them. Every now and then, I like t...

Takes a good 24 hours on a crock pot to make these really good.

Delicious! I only had 1 lb. of peanuts, Crab Boil and reduced the salt to 1/4 c., so gave it a try. 12 hours in the crock pot on low and I'm in peanut heaven. How do you save these once they're ...

So good! Just wanted to add what the creator of this recipe noted. You can't boil roasted peanuts. I'm a southern girl and grew up on these. You have to get RAW peanuts. I just cooked 5 lbs and ...

I don't know about everyone else but be warned your house will smell like a seafood resturant if you cook them in your kitchen. Delicous but a bit stinky. Now days I just cook them in a crock ...

Recipe is not good. after 4 hours peanuts still not done. after 7 hours peanuts still not done. simmered guessed it still not done. the couple i have tried has no flavor. will no...

Great recipe. Had our first taste of boiled peanuts on a vacation to Florida (road trip). First put off because no one told me the peanuts would be soft. After that I'm hooked. Was glad to find ...