I’ve got a fun snack recipe for you today, one that would be fabulous to have on hand for all those hungry holiday houseguests who will inevitably be hanging around your kitchen … boiled peanuts! This Southern roadside treasure is super easy to make at home in your slow cooker and would be a fun one to introduce to family and friends if you live anywhere other than the South. :)
- 1½ pounds raw "green" in-shell peanuts (not roasted!)
- 3 tablespoons salt
- 1 tablespoon Creole Seasoning (optional - basically a mix of salt, different peppers, garlic and other spices)
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Thoroughly rinse peanuts and then place in the bottom of the slow cooker. Fill with water about three-quarters of the way to the top. The peanuts will float at this point.
- Sprinkle the salt and other seasonings on top. Turn slow cooker to high and cook for 6 to 7 hours, stirring occasionally to mix in the floating peanuts on the top.
- Drain and serve warm or refrigerate for up to 4 or 5 days. Great to have on hand for hungry house guests!