How to make Boiled Peanuts at home. Easy DIY Kit. - Boil-The-Bag Peanuts

Instructions

How to cook Boil-The-Bag Peanuts

The easiest way to make boiled peanuts at home.

Items Needed

  • 1 gallon waterΒ 
  • Unopened bag of peanuts
  • A slow cooker (Crock-pot), stock pot, or Instant Pot - (6-8 qt recommended)

Preparation (Slow Cooker or Stock Pot)

  • Add 1 gallon of water to pot (enough for bag to fully submerge once cooked)
  • Place unopened bag in water (bag will float, stamp on bag dissolves)
  • Cover and cook on Hi to Med-Hi, maintaining a slow boil (min. 10-12 hours for either method)
  • Flip bag over every 2-4 hours, as able, to ensure peanuts re-hydrate evenly
  • Reduce to Low once bag has completely submerged and allow to soak for additional flavor and tenderness (2-4 hours...or longer)
  • Remove bag from pot, Drain and Enjoy. (Caution: BAG WILL BE HOT!)

Preparation (Instant Pot)

  • Add water to β€œmax fill” line
  • Place unopened bag of peanuts in water (bag will float, stamp will dissolve)
  • Seal lid, set steam release to "Do Not Vent" and pressure cook on Hi for 4 hours
  • Allow Instant Pot to naturally depressurize. Remove lid and check water level. Add water if bag is not completely covered. Replace lid and soak for another 2-4 hours (or longer until desired tenderness is reached)
  • Remove bag from pot, Drain and Enjoy. (Caution: BAG WILL BE HOT!)

My β€œlazy” method: Add 1 gallon of water to slow cooker a couple hours before bed. Place unopened bag of peanuts in water. Cover and cook on Hi.Β Flip the bag before going to bed and keep on Hi all night. Reduce to Low in morning. Around lunchtime, remove bag from slow cooker, drain, and enjoy.