Southern Boiled Peanuts

Jill Moody


Boiled peanuts are a Southern staple. They are filling, salty, tender and delicious and perfect to live off of while fishing, boating and camping because it's a food that can get wet and still taste perfect. I use my Instapot to cook them these days because it used to take 3-4 hours of boiling, watching and adding hot water to cook these right.


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Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot


How to Make Southern Boiled Peanuts


  1. Clean out trashy shells and rinse your fresh green peanuts
  2. Pour salt into Instapot and add peanuts.
  3. Cover peanuts with water and use trivet w/glass bowl on top for weight. (You want the peanuts under water) I place the bowl upside down on the trivet so the rim does not interfere with the pressure sensor.
  4. Use the Manual setting for high pressure at 90 minutes.
  5. When Instapot cuts off, allow to stay on warm until the pressure indicator drops (natural release)
  6. Drain and rinse peanuts. You can eat some of them now but they won't be perfect until they spend the night in your refrigerator.
  7. Seal in airtight container. Refrigerate over night. Serve cold. I have a friend from up north that likes them heated in the microwave, so you may want to try them both ways.

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About Southern Boiled Peanuts

Course/Dish: Vegetable Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #peanuts

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