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Classic Southern Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts

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Craving a salty snack that will be so addictive you won’t be able to stop eating it? Once you make these Boiled Peanuts, you will be wanting to make them again and again. There is just something about this salty and crunchy Southern snack that makes you crave them even more. Believe me, you will definitely be making these again!

How to Make Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts

I don’t know about you but there is just something about sitting at home, watching tv or your favorite sports team and noshing on something salty and crunchy that just makes life a little bit better.

That’s why believe me when I say that once you make these salty peanuts, you will definitely be making them again. They are that addictive and good!

Expert Tips, Ingredient List and Suggestions for Recipe Success

You will find a complete list of the ingredients needed as well as directions at the bottom of this post. However, here are a few key tips and suggestions to make this recipe a success.

  • Raw or green peanuts – you can buy these in bulk at your favorite store or online.
  • Pink Himalayan or Sea salt – either one of these will work. Do NOT use regular table salt.
  • If you are using raw peanuts, make sure to soak them overnight.
Ingredients

What Do They Taste Like?

Something to remember is that these will not taste like regular salted peanuts. Since you are boiling these, they will have more of a texture like an edamame.

If you are looking for ways to take these peanuts up a notch, head over to Southern Living’s post on boiled peanuts as they have some great tips!

Do You Eat The Shell?

You can, however, we don’t. Just open the shell and enjoy the peanut inside.

How Long Do They Last?

You can keep them for up to 7 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Do You Eat Them Hot or Cold?

Honestly it doesn’t matter. It’s totally up to you!

Where did Boiled Peanuts Originate?

It started in the South and become really popular by the 1920s since peanuts were widely accessible across the Southern states.

Why are my Boiled Peanuts Slimy?

Make sure not to soak them too long. You only want to soak them for 8 hours or just for overnight.

Are Boiled Peanuts a Southern Thing?

Well they are considered the “caviar of the South” and they are South Carolina’s official state snack.

Step by Step Directions

You will find complete directions in the printable card below, however, these are basic steps as well as in-process photos for your reference.

Step 1: Prepare the peanuts.

Step 2: Cover the peanuts in just enough water to cover them and add salt.

peanuts, water, and salt in an Instant Pot

Step 3: Add a plate to the top of the peanuts and then place the lid on and set the IP.

Step 4: Refer to the directions in the recipe card.

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Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts

Craving a salty snack that will be so addictive you won't be able to stop eating it? Once you make these Boiled Peanuts, you will be wanting to make them again and again. There is just something about this salty and crunchy Southern snack that makes you crave them even more. Believe me, you will definitely be making these again!
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
1 d
Total Time 1 d 1 hr 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 lb

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound raw peanuts
  • 4 cups water
  • 2/3 cup pink Himalayan salt or sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Wash the peanuts well and then place them in the Instant Pot. If you are using raw peanuts, make sure to soak them overnight before placing them in the Instant Pot.
  • Fill the pot with water until it just covers the peanuts. Add the salt.
  • Place a plate on top of the peanut to keep them from floating to the top.
  • Place the lid on top, make sure it is in the seal position and set the time to 70 minutes.
  • Allow for a natural release and then open the vent and release the rest of the steam.
  • Drain the peanuts out of the Instant Pot either with a pasta strainer or by pouring them into a colander in your sink.
  • Let the water totally drain.
  • Let the peanuts dry a bit then place them in an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or you can start enjoying them immediately by shelling the peanuts with your teeth or fingers!
Keyword Appetizer, Boiled Peanuts, Instant Pot, Peanuts, Snack, Snacks, Southern Recipe, Tailgating
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