Garlic and Onion Boiled Peanuts

About this recipe: Here's an original twist to a Southern favorite. The garlic flavor really comes out in this recipe whether the peanuts are served hot or cold. I love them served room temperature with a cold beer on a summer day! You can also begin cooking the peanuts, then let them soak overnight, and continue cooking the next day. Serve hot or cold, and make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand because these are messy.

Reid Legg

Ingredients

Serves: 8 

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • 30 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 pounds raw peanuts, in shells
  • 1/2 pound salt

Directions

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:4hr  ›  Ready in:4hr20min 

  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic; cook until softened and transparent, about 10 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  2. Add the peanuts and salt to the onion mixture. Fill the pot with water until the peanuts are submerged, and use a large colander fitted into the pot to hold them under water. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to medium, and simmer. Check the water level, and when it reaches the level of the peanuts, add more. Turn up the heat to medium-high and bring the peanuts to a boil; the lower heat to medium, and simmer. Repeat steps until peanuts are soft, 4 to 6 hours. Drain, and serve hot or cold.

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the salted boiling liquid. The actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

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