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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Crockin' Peanuts

I found a great way to cook peanuts, thanks to an idea from a friend. I'm sure there's a recipe out there on the internet some where but I didn't want to sit to look. I tend to get side tracked and never end up looking for what I started out for anyway.
I bought peanuts for a super good price yesterday and wanted to try them in the crock pot and I will never fix them any other way! These are so good and not to mention the easiest way ever!I wanted to try different flavors so I divided them up. Just enough for about four to eight people. I rinsed them well, although they weren't really dirty or sandy. Poured them into my crock pot, put in enough water to cover them (they float so don't try to literally "cover" them) ;)
I added my spices, turned on high and left them for the day. They were perfect! I sampled them from time to time so they wouldn't get to soggy. Be careful and don't add to much salt, especially if you use spices. For some reason I didn't use near the salt I have to use cooking them on the stove.
The first batch I used McCormick Roasted Garlic and Herb spice mix. I love this stuff. When I'm in a pinch and don't have time to run out and clip from my fresh herbs this is the next best. I've used this in my homemade cheese too and it's awesome!

These peanuts are huge! I have small hands but even at that, they are big.
I can't tell you exactly how much spice I put in because I rarely measure, but if I had to would be about 1/8 of a cup. Salt in this was probably 1/4 tablespoon.
Use your imagination, if you like to cook, explore with your ideas. Peanuts are good cooked with different spices and flavors.....
Try them and let me know what flavors you come up with and how they taste.
The batch I have in now is with red pepper flakes and powder.



  1. Those are giants!! I bet they taste awesome!

  2. Wow - they are huge! Looks like you could make a meal off a handful of those things! I bet the crockpot makes them nice and tender and juicy. I am starving for some now! Those look so delicious Julie.