Simple boiled peanuts, Cajun boiled peanuts and ham-flavored boiled peanuts are good boiled peanuts recipes from MyRecipes.com. The Cajun boiled peanuts recipe is a spicy variation of the classic Southern snack.
To make MyRecipes.com's easy boiled peanuts, immerse 2 pounds of dried, raw peanuts in a large stock pot filled with water. After eight to 24 hours, drain and wash the peanuts. Next, put them in a stock pot filled with 4 1/2 quart of water, and add 1/2 to 2/3 cup of salt. Cover with a lid, and cook over medium-low for six hours. Stir and add water occasionally to keep the peanuts submerged. Finally, set the peanuts aside for an hour before serving.
The Cajun boiled peanuts recipe calls for 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup of Cajun seasoning, and 5 to 7 tablespoons of liquid Cajun crab boil. Do the same steps as the classic boiled peanuts recipe, but add Cajun seasoning when soaking the peanuts in water and add liquid Cajun crab boil when cooking them.
The ham-flavored boiled peanuts require immersing 2 smoked ham hocks in 6 quarts of water until the water boils. After simmering for three hours, remove the ham hocks, cool the broth, refrigerate for eight hours, and remove fat. Add 1/2 cup of salt and peanuts, and boil the broth. Follow the remaining steps in cooking the traditional boiled peanuts.