Crock Pot Cajun Boiled Peanuts

One of the things I love about travel is getting to experience new food items and customs.  One food item that I have always wondered about is Crock Pot Cajun Boiled Peanuts.

When we visit the Southern U.S. I always see signs for boiled peanuts. The signs are at gas stations, truck stops, roadside stands and every place in between.

I can honestly admit I was a bit nervous to find out what Boiled Peanuts are. My lovely Husband grew up in the south and loves introducing me to new southern food and terminology. He will say things sometimes that this NW Girl just doesn’t quite get. Examples include….

-They are madder than a hoot owl

-It’s like nailing an eel to the wall

-Butter my Biscuit look who’s here

  Crock Pot Cajun Boiled Peanuts

John was so excited to put together this recipe for Slow Cooker Cajun Boiled Peanuts. The Cajun Boiled Peanuts brought back so many memories for him of growing up in the south.

Crock Pot Cajun Boiled Peanuts

Ingredients

1 pound raw peanuts, in the shell
1 (3 ounce) package dry crab boil (such as Zatarain’s® Crab and Shrimp Boil)
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
8 cups water to start

Directions

Crock Pot Cajun Boiled Peanuts
1. Add peanuts to Crock-Pot, add in water

Crock Pot Cajun Boiled Peanuts


2. Pour garlic powder, salt, Cajun seasoning and red pepper flakes over the top. Stir everything together.

Crock Pot Cajun Boiled Peanuts
3. Place dry crab boil on top
4. Cook in the Crock Pot on low for 12-24 hours. The longer they cook the stronger the flavor.
5. Add water as needed to make sure the peanuts are covered.

Scoop the peanuts out with a slotted spoon and serve in a bowl.

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Crock Pot Cajun Boiled Peanuts
 
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 1 pound raw peanuts, in the shell
  • 1 (3 ounce) package dry crab boil (such as Zatarain’s® Crab and Shrimp Boil)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
  • 8 cups water to start
Instructions
  1. Add peanuts to Crock-Pot, add in water
  2. Pour garlic powder, salt, Cajun seasoning and red pepper flakes over the top. Stir everything together.
  3. Place dry crab boil on top
  4. Cook in the Crock Pot for 12-24 hours. The longer they cook the stronger the flavor.
  5. Add water as needed to make sure the peanuts are covered.

 

 

Comments

  1. Kristi says

    As a southerner through and through, I’ve eaten my weight in boiled peanuts through the years and was super stoked to see a crock pot recipe for such a yummy southern staple!! I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!! (I shared it on my blog too…. It seemed too awesome to keep to myself! Hope that’s ok!)
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  2. geri031706 says

    Hi! I’ve never had these, but they sound delicious. I’ve got a few basic questions. 1. Do I start with salted or unsalted peanuts? 2. Do I leave the crab boil in the bag like in your picture? If so, why? 3. Do I serve them wet or dry? 4. Can they be stored?

    • Tammilee says

      HI,
      yes you leave the crab boil in the bag, it makes it easier to clean up and does not coat the peanuts in the seasoning. It is up to you if you serve them wet or dry. I strained them and served them in a big bowl. They did not last long enough in our house to store for an extended period of time.

  3. Jennifer says

    When I made these, they weren’t spicy at all. The peanuts were fully cooked on high for over 24 hours. So I’m not sure why they didn’t have any spicy flavor at all :/

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