How to Boil Peanuts

Discover how to boil peanuts with these easy to follow instructions for boiling homegrown peanuts.

| December 2002/January 2003

  • You can learn how to boil peanuts at home using these easy instructions.
    You can learn how to boil peanuts at home using these easy instructions.

  • You can learn how to boil peanuts at home using these easy instructions.

Learn how to boil peanuts using these helpful instructions.

How to Boil Peanuts

Bypass roadside stands that sell boiled peanuts in June, and ignore the directions on bags of raw peanuts that tell you to boil them in salted water for eight hours. Real boiled peanuts are made with fresh, green nuts, so they're a seasonal treat of autumn. To make this delicacy, wash immature pods very well, and place them in a pot of very salty water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 60 to 90 minutes. Drain, cool and enjoy. Leftovers may be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.

Contributing editor Barbara Pleasant gardens in southwest Virginia, where she grows vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and a few lucky chickens. Contact Barbara by visiting her website or finding her on .

Read more about planting and growing peanuts: How to Grow Peanuts.

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