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