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5 from 2 votes

Boiled Peanuts

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 1293kcal
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.


Calories: 1293kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 112g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Sodium: 5638mg | Potassium: 1687mg | Fiber: 22g | Calcium: 301mg | Iron: 9mg