Pressure Cooker Boiled Peanuts

Boiled peanuts are a great healthy snack to keep on hand when you know you'll get hungry. Adjust the amount of salt to your own preference!

Photo by Jennifer M.
These peanuts are pressure-cooked to perfection.

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

55

minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

55

minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3

    pounds raw, new peanuts (green peanuts)

  • 2/3

    cup salt

  • Enough water to completely cover the peanuts

Directions

Wash green peanuts well in cool water. The shells hang on to a lot of dirt because peanuts grow underground. Trust me, you don’t want dirt in your cooking water. Place peanuts in a pressure cooker and add enough cool water to completely cover them. Stir in the salt then place the lid on the pressure cooker. Turn the heat on high and cook at 10 pounds of pressure for 45 minutes. If you are using a pressure cooker with a gauge, start timing after the indicator on the gauge reaches 10 pounds. If you are using a pressure cooker with a pressure regulator (jiggler), then start timing when the pressure regulator starts jiggling. You can lower the heat so that the pressure regulator only jiggles a few times per minute. At the end of the 45 minutes, turn off the heat and allow the pressure to drop of its own accord. If the peanuts are not soft enough or salty enough, leave the lid off of the pressure cooker and boil the peanuts until they are to your personal liking. Instructions for using raw, dry peanuts: Put peanuts in cooking pot and cover with cool water. Allow to soak overnight. The next day, drain off water and refill pot with enough fresh water to completely cover the peanuts. Add salt as above. Pressure cook for an hour at 10 pounds pressure. Turn off heat and allow the pressure of it own accord. Follow #5 above.

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