Easy Southern Boiled Peanut Recipe

Easy Southern Boiled Peanut Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credit: Chef Buck via YouTube


I grew up eating boiled peanuts and I love them up until now, every chance I get or when I’m craving them, I would always cook some at home and share it with my family for a delicious snack time. They are pretty simple to make because all you have to do is boil them with some salt and most of the work is done when you start peeling them as you are about to eat them. Learn the full instructions with this video tutorial by Chef Buck on YouTube now!



  • 3 pounds of raw green peanuts
  • ½ cup of salt


  • Bay leaves
  • Chili powder
  • Fresh garlic cloves or dried
  • Fresh chili peppers or dried
  • Hot sauce
  • Bouillon broth
  • Any seasoning you prefer


Easy to Make Southern Boiled Peanut
Image credit: Chef Buck via YouTube

Wash and rinse the peanuts thoroughly as many times as needed until there is no more dirt left on the shells, then place the clean peanuts in a large pot, and fill it with lots of water until covered. Place it on a stove over high heat, then bring it to a boil, and reduce the heat to medium. Let the peanuts cook for 2 hours, then add more water as needed to keep them covered, and after 2 hours add the salt. At this point, you can also add in the garlic cloves, chili peppers, and ½ cup of chili powder along with any of your favorite seasonings if you like. But, if you want to use just salt, then stick to it, and skip the rest of the other seasonings. Cover the pot with the lid, then allow them to continue cooking over medium heat for about 30 minutes or until bubbling, and turn off the heat. Let the peanuts sit in the seasoned water for about 2 to 5 hours or until they reach the desired flavor, then serve, and enjoy!

How to Make Southern Boiled Peanut
Image credit: Chef Buck via YouTube


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Easy Southern Boiled Peanut Recipe

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