Southern Beer Boiled Peanuts
Updated: May 24, 2020
The taste of these boiled peanuts will make you feel like your driving through the Georgia mountains with the top down. This delicious method of slow boiling raw peanuts in a pot filled with dark stout beer, Sea Salt and Chicken broth.
Once you experience the basic recipe, watch how to ROCK OUT these peanuts in a variety of flavors, such as Spicy Cajun Boiled Peanuts, or my favorite: Sweet Tallulah Boiled Peanuts (Tennessee Bourbon and Cola); This ‘Jack n Coke’ version combines the naturally salty taste of peanuts and the sweetness of bourbon and cola, which has become a traditional Southern favorite.
12 oz green or raw peanuts
1/2 cup Sea salt
1 TBSP garlic powder
4-5 cups chicken or vegetable stock
2 bottles/cans of stout beer (Keto and Gluten Free diets use preferred beer alternatives)
6-7 quart Crock pot with lid, colander to rinse peanuts, cooking spoon.
Prep: 10 min Cook: 24-36 hr in crock pot Ready: serve hot or refrigerate up to 7 days Serves: 4
Before you handle any food, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Clean your kitchen work area and pull back your hair or wear a cap. You want to avoid contaminating your meal with harmful bacteria that could cause food illness.
To make Southern Beer Boiled Peanuts:
1. Rinse the peanuts thoroughly in a sink with a colander. Drain and place them in a crock pot. 2. Add salt and stout beer and stir. Add enough stock to fully cover the peanuts.
3. Add lid to cover and cook on Low for 24-36 hours.
4. Occasionally add remaining stock to keep peanuts covered and stir. Stock will evaporate during cook time.
5. Drain peanuts in colander but do not rinse with water. Serve hot or refrigerate for up to 7 days.
1 cup shelled: 200 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 475 mg sodium, 15 mg carbohydrate (0 g sugars, 2 g fiber), 10 g protein
Compared to raw or dry-roasted peanuts, boiled peanuts are lower in calories and fat and also have a higher concentration of nutrients that protect your cells from oxidation, making them a healthy addition to your diet. The process of boiling peanuts also draws antioxidants from the shells. The boiled peanuts have four times the antioxidants of raw or roasted peanuts. Boiled peanuts have also been studied as a potential way to treat people with peanut allergies since boiling peanuts denatures proteins that trigger allergic reactions. Diabetes and Peanuts. Individuals with diabetes need foods that can help manage blood sugar and weight. Peanuts and peanut butter have a low glycemic index, which mean they don't cause blood sugar to rise sharply. Peanuts are filled with heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These fats lower “bad” LDL cholesterol as well as triglycerides, while keeping “good” HDL cholesterol high.
Merlot, Malbec, or a White Chardonnay.
Beverage pairing: Iced tea or your favorite beer.
Tallulah Boiled Peanuts- Replace stock with cola. I recommend either Pepsi or Dr. Pepper. Replace stout beer with 8oz of Tennessee Whisky. Do not add garlic powder or salt.
Spicy Cajun Boiled Peanuts- Do not add stout beer. Add 3 sliced jalapenos, 2 TBSN of red pepper flakes, a 2 oz bottle of Tabasco sauce, and 2 TBSN of your favorite cajun seasoning.