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Chinese Boiled Peanuts Recipe

Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw peanuts (also called green peanuts)
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 star anise
  • 1-3 sticks cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp kosher salt (or sea salt)

Preparation

  1. Wash the peanuts.
  2. In a large pot, add in all of the ingredients.
  3. Fill pot with water, enough to cover the peanuts by 3" when submerged. Optional - use a plate to submerge the peanuts in the water.

FOR PRESSURE COOKER:
Cook under pressure 60 minutes high (it will take time to get up to pressure as well as cool-off period to release steam). Follow manufacturer's instructions.

FOR SLOW COOKER:
Cook high for 6-8 hours

FOR STOVETOP 1:

Bring to boil, cover and set heat to low. Simmer for 3-4 hours or until desired tenderness.

FOR STOVETOP 2:

Alternatively, you can soak the peanuts overnight in cool water. The next day, simmer on stovetop for 1 hour or until desired tenderness.

Peanuts

Garlic

Cinnamon sticks

Kosher salt

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