Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts

With football season approaching, I decided to make another run at Boiled Peanuts for football snackin'. And when I saw this recipe to make them in the slow cooker, I was all over it. Boiled peanuts are pretty easy to begin with, and putting them in the slow cooker makes it SUPER easy.

Everything went into the slow cooker at 10 pm, then we went to bed. Waking up at 3:00 am smelling boiled peanuts was a pretty weird experience, but the peanuts weren't done until the next afternoon. It's hard to be a slacker and still plan ahead, but these peanuts make it worth it.

We ate these with Oven Baked Chicken Wings and salad for a fun Friday night dinner while watched preseason football. Yummmm yum.

Slow Cooker Boiled Peanuts
recipe adapted from Southern Living's Slow Cooker Recipes

1.5 pounds natural whole peanuts (not roasted)
1 gallon water
5 ounces kosher salt

Use a 5 or 6 quart slow cooker. Add water to slow cooker, stir in the salt until dissolved. Add the peanuts (most will float). Cover and cook on High for 18 hours. Drain peanuts before serving. Store in frig up to 2 weeks, can freeze up to 2 months.

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