Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Allison R. Banks Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Allison R. Banks

Hot Spiced Boiled Peanuts

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.

Southern Living FEBRUARY 2011

  • Yield: Makes about 4 cups
  • 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.


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