I'm a peanut butter addict, plain and simple. Many people are. But there's another side of me that also loves boiled peanuts, which, if you are not from Virginia or south, you will totally not understand. Boiled peanuts are basically salty, soft peanuts. And I never understood how one could craft them at home until The Peanut Board sent me a cookbook. When one is sent instructions for a magical dish, one high tails it to the grocery.

Peanuts are a definite beauty food because of the vitamin E they contain. Besides being just plain earthy and delicious, they are also great for sustained energy. 


Boiled Peanuts

Recipe from 24 Hours of Peanuts from the National Peanut Board


  • 1 bag of peanuts in shell
  • Salt
  • Water

Directions: Wash the peanuts and put in a large pot. Cover completely with water. Add 1 cup of salt per gallon of water used to cover the peanuts. Cook for 4 hours, or until the peanuts (the actual nut, not the shell) are soft. Drain and enjoy hot or store in the fridge...to make HUMMUS later (recipe next week). 

Have you had boiled peanuts before? Love them or hate them?

Disclaimer: The fabulous crew at the peanut board sent me this cookbook as a gift. I was not compensated for blogging about how awesome they are. 

Dietitian Nutritionist. My husband Chris and I create food and beverage photos, videos, stopmotions and recipes. And they're really cool.