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Cajun Boiled Peanuts

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“A wonderful southern tradition--and obviously and acquired taste! Don't want it so hot?- replace pepper and Cajun seasonings and jalapeños with some ham hocks and have them country style.”
6hrs 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs raw peanuts, in the shell (green)
  • 4 tablespoons cajun seasoning (I get the blackening seasoning from Sam's wholesale)
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 tablespoons salt (heaping)
  • 5 fresh jalapenos, seeded and sliced thick


  1. In large steel stock pot (for outside use) place peanuts and fill with water 3/4 full.
  2. Add all but the jalapeños.
  3. Place on gas burner and heat until boiling.
  4. Boil at a steady boil for about 6 hours, adding water as needed to keep pot at least half full.
  5. Stir occasionally.
  6. During last 2 hours add jalapeños.
  7. Taste at the end of the 6 hours for doneness. They should be completely soft and the inside of the shells are completely "wet" looking--no white remains visible.
  8. Eat hot or cold!
  9. They are great!
  10. Freeze some for later--just heat in microwave to enjoy that fresh out of pot taste again!

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