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Spicy Boiled Peanuts

Updated on August 4, 2012

Spicy Boiled Peanuts

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Spicy Boiled Peanuts

I live in Georgia. Georgia seems to be known by most people for peaches, peanuts, and Vidalia onions. I don't know about you, but I love me some peanuts. Peanuts have historically been referred to as "goober peas" also, lol. Almost every southerner enjoys the taste of boiled peanuts. I have to admit, I am a big fan of boiled peanuts, especially those cooked outside in a big black cast iron pot over the open fire. Not much better than buying them from a roadside stand steaming hot and salty around October. I enjoy Cajun or spicy boiled peanuts even more, if that is at all possible. This recipe is delicious and addicting. So please try it, but cautiously, as you will want to eat them over and over again. Good eating ya'll.

A Southern Delicacy

Spicy boiled peanuts
Spicy boiled peanuts
Boiled peanuts are a southern delicacy.  These peanuts spice up an already scrumptious snack.
Boiled peanuts are a southern delicacy. These peanuts spice up an already scrumptious snack.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 5 hours
Ready in: 5 hours 10 min
Yields: Several Servings


  • Gallon water
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 lb fresh raw peanuts (green peanuts), in the shell
  • 1 bag shrimp and crab boil
  • 1 tbsp cajun or creole seasoning, more if you want more spice
  • 3/4 cup pickled jalepeno slices, jar kind


  1. In a large stockpot (that will hold several gallons of water) put the peanuts, the water, and the salt. Stir in well. Place a plate of lid inside the pot to hold the peanuts down in the water. Let the peanuts soak for about 4 hours, although overnight is better.
  2. After soaking, remove the plate/lid holding the peanuts down. Then add the crab boil, cajun/creole seasoning, and peppers to the pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer on medium for 2-4 hours, depending on if you like your peanuts a little crisp or more on the mushy side.
  4. These are delicious!!!! Hope you enjoy this southern delicacy.


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      David 5 years ago from Florida

      Sounds like a great recipe, I'm going to soak some overnight and give them a try tomorrow. Right now, I've got some roasting. I voted your hub up!