Boil Up A Bucket of Southern Culture with This Boiled Peanut Recipe
Prep Time | 22-24 Hours
Servings: Makes 2 pounds
Wine Varietal: Pink Moscato
Did you know that in 2006, Governor Mark Sanford signed a bill making boiled peanuts the official snack food of South Carolina? If he hadn’t, it wouldn’t have mattered much, since you can ask any true Southerner what their favorite snack is — and most would say, “boiled peanuts.”
Boiling peanuts have been cooked into the folk culture of the South, where they were originally called … ready for it? … “goober peas” since at least the 19th century. In July and August, when the peanut crops would come in, all of the unsold peanuts would be prepared in a boil, and families and neighbors would gather to share in the tasty snacks and good conversation. Today as much as ever before, peanut boils are symbols of Southern culture and cuisine.
To bring it all home and add some modern flair to this historic snack, we recommend you pair it with Sutter Home Pink Moscato. You’ll go nuts over just how deliciously the bright berry aromas and sweet fruit flavors of our Pink Moscato complement this homegrown recipe for boiled peanuts. Get boilin’!
Try out our Moscato Sweet Tea for an even greater Southern experience: Sutter Home Moscato Meets Sweet Tea in Our Delicious New Cocktail Recipe.
Boiled Peanuts Ingredients:
- 2 pounds green peanuts
- 1/2 cup kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons Creole or Cajun seasoning
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 10 cups water
Boiled Peanuts Directions:
- Place peanuts in a 6-quart crock pot.
- Add salt, red pepper flakes, Cajun seasoning and garlic powder.
- Pour in approximately 10 cups of water.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 22 to 24 hours. You may need to add a little more water before they are finished cooking.
- Drain and serve warm or cold.