How Long to Cook Boiled Peanuts
Boiled peanuts may be easy to make, but they're time-consuming to cook: It takes at least 2 to 3 hours to cook boiled peanuts. Boiling peanuts in salted water softens the peanuts and gives a new dimension to their flavor. While many people choose to simply salt the water, other flavorings can be added, too, like garlic cloves and cayenne pepper. To know when your peanuts are done, you'll need to taste-test them: Pull one out, crack open the shell, and see if the texture is soft enough for you. Depending on how you like them, it could take as long as 8 hours until they're done.