Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts – Addictive, tender, salty and delicious boiled peanuts made effortlessly in your Instant Pot!
What are boiled peanuts?
Boiled peanuts are a popular snack in some countries. They are made by boiling raw or green (freshly harvested) peanuts in a salted water until they become soft and tender.
These are as versatile as they are delicious. They make for an ideal snack, especially at events, picnics, and road trips, where their simplicity and addictive flavor take center stage. Additionally, these can be served as an appetizer, side dish, or salad topping, lending a unique and satisfying twist to various culinary creations.
Ingredients & Substitutes:
Peanuts – I have used green peanuts here but you could also use raw peanuts. Make sure you cook for 60 minutes if you are using the raw ones.
Salt – You can use any of your favorite salt.
Green peanuts vs Raw peanuts:
Green peanuts are freshly harvested, uncured, and have not been dried. They still retain a higher moisture content and may have a slightly higher water content compared to “raw” peanuts. Green peanuts have a short shelf life because of their high moisture content. They are best enjoyed shortly after harvesting or purchase.
“Raw peanuts” typically refer to peanuts that have been dried but have not been roasted. They are available in many parts of the world and are commonly used for roasting, cooking, or baking. Raw peanuts requires more time to cook. These can last for up to 6-12 months. However, they may start to lose their flavor and quality over time.
The most common way to enjoy boiled peanuts is as a snack. Crack open the shells and eat the soft, tender peanuts inside. They have a salty flavor that makes them a satisfying treat. Re-heat them before eating if you want to enjoy them warm.
These can be stored in the refrigerator if you want to consume them within a few days. If you want to store them for longer period of time, freeze them for up to 6 months.
Step by step instructions:
Wash green peanuts with plenty of water to remove any dirt.
Add them to the inner pot of the instant pot.
Add salt and water to it and place a trivet over the them.
Close the instant pot and set the volve to the sealing position.
Press Manual/Pressure Cook button and adjust the time to 40 minutes. (adjust to 60 minutes if you are using raw peanuts)
Let the pressure release naturally.
Wait until the metal pin drops completely and open the lid.
Crack open the shells and enjoy the soft peanuts.
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How to make Instant Pot Peanuts recipe video:
Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts
- Instant Pot
- 500 Grams Green Peanuts
- 2 Tablespoons Salt
- 5 Cups Water
- Wash green peanuts with plenty of water to remove any dirt.
- Add them to the inner pot of the instant pot.
- Add salt and water to it and place a trivet over the peanuts.
- Close the instant pot and set the volve to the sealing position.
- Press Manual/Pressure Cook button and adjust the time to 40 minutes. (adjust to 60 minutes if you are using raw peanuts)
- Let the pressure release naturally.
- Wait until the metal pin drops completely and open the lid.
- Crack open the shells and enjoy the soft peanuts.
Nutrition values are estimates only.