Hot Boiled Peanuts are a traditional Southern delicacy. Around here, you can find them in convenience stores (not recommended) and a multitude of roadside stands (recommended). Or, just make your own. It couldn’t be easier. It’s one of the few times I actually use my Crock Pot.
Normally I’d use Creole Seasoning but since I’m still out I improvised. If you’d prefer them without the spicy kick, just add a little black pepper instead of the cayenne or Creole Seasoning.
- Raw Peanuts
- Salt, about 1/4 cup
- Cayenne, 2 or 3 teaspoons
- Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, 2 or 3 teaspoons
- Granulated Garlic, 1 teaspoon
Dump them peanuts into the crockpot but pick through to remove any bad ones.
Add the garlic and the salt. As usual, I’m guessing on the amounts listed above. I just sprinkled some in.
Add the crushed pepper.
And the cayenne.
Add enough water to generously cover, although the peanuts will float. Stir it all together.
Start the crockpot on low and you don’t have to touch it again for ten hours.
They can stay warm in the crockpot for the day or you can store them in the fridge and reheat them a bowl at a time in the microwave.