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5 from 2 votes

Boiled Peanuts

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Author: Hungry Huy


  • 2 pounds raw peanuts not the dehydrated type
  • 2 ounces of salt
  • 2 gallons of water


  • Soak peanuts in water for 15 minutes to loosen dirt, rinse and drain
  • Add peanuts and salt to boiling water
  • Keep a low-medium boil for 1 hour, checking for doneness every 20-30 minutes. It should have some bite and be soft, but not mushy. It can take 1-4 hours depending on age of the peanuts.