Boiling Small Batch of Dried Raw Peanuts in 6-8 hours

by JJ
(North Florida)

For one pound of dried/raw peanuts I prefer to use 4 tablespoons to two quarts water. This equals the ratio in this article (8 tablespoons per gallon of water). That a little too salty for my sister-in-law, so I use 3 tablespoons salt for two quarts water when making for her.

I boil, covered, for 6 to 8 hours. I'm using gas range, starting at medium high until it just comes to boil then reducing to a slow boil. On my range that is between medium-low and low. I set my smart watch for 30 minutes and add 6 ounces of water every 30 minutes - that is how fast water is evaporating via steam even when I have it covered with a lid. If I don't replenish the water every 30 minutes the salt concentration goes up making the peanuts too salty for my sister-in-law. I'll do my first taste test at 6 hours to determine if they need more time or not. Then it's just a matter of how soft I want them. 6 hours is slightly soft, 8 hours is softer but not mushy.

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Oct 09, 2022
Small Batch Boiled Peanuts
by: Bret


Thanks for the recipe! Helpful tip about adding water to maintain the salt concentration.

Where do you usually buy peanuts in north Florida? There are a lot of peanut farms in Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

Nov 10, 2022
by: Kevin

I need peanut supplier in Connecticut and cannot find one....any suggestions? None of the local produce providers will order them unless I order $20,000.00 per year.

Dec 04, 2022
Peanut Supplier
by: Bret

Kevin, I buy raw dried peanuts from Hampton Farms. I buy a 24 pounds case. If you contact them they may be willing to sell you larger bags of raw dried peanuts to boil.

Hampton Farms dried raw peanuts are high quality at a fair price, in my opinion. I would think you could get a better price in higher quantities.

You may also be able to find a source in Portales, New Mexico. I used to buy raw dried Valencia peanuts from Portales, but my previous source went out of business due to contamination. They were Sunland, Inc.

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