• 4 pounds green peanuts, in shell
  • 6 quarts water
  • 6-10 tablespoons salt
  • Dried red chile peppers to taste
  • Cajun Seasoning to taste


Select and wash green peanuts (available June through August).

Place in a large kettle with water, peppers, seasoning and salt. Cover, bring to a boil and boil slowly for 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Water should be briny.

More water and salt may be added during cooking if necessary. Test for doneness. Peanuts should be soft inside, but not mushy. Allow to soak for 30 minutes. Drain.

Serves 6.

Peanuts may be frozen in plastic bags after cooling. To reheat, place in salted water, bring to a boil, drain and enjoy!

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: InterNet
Submitted By: Carolina
Cajun Boiled Peanuts