Hot Spiced Boiled Peanuts

Hot Spiced Boiled PeanutsRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Allison R. Banks
These boiled peanuts are just the crowd-pleaser you need at your next tailgate. They offer a spicy kick, making them a favorite pre-game snack.


Makes about 4 cups
Total time: 5 Hours, 20 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 5 Hours, 20 Minutes


2 pounds raw peanuts in the shell
1/3 cup salt
3/4 cup hot sauce
1 (3-inch) piece fresh ginger, sliced
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
2 teaspoons coriander seeds
2 bay leaves


1. Bring all ingredients and 1 gal. water to a boil in a stockpot over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring occasionally, 4 hours or until peanuts are tender. Add water as needed to keep peanuts covered.

2. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 1 hour.

Note: We tested with Texas Pete Original Hot Sauce.