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southern boiled peanuts

Recipe by
Jill Moody
Myrtle Beach, SC

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.

method Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients For southern boiled peanuts

  • 24 oz
    green peants
  • 2/3 c

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.