My husband loves boiled peanuts and I love my husband so I make him boiled peanuts.
Even though I'm from the Deep South, I've never had boiled peanuts. Robby used to talk about them all the time when we were up North saying how much he used to really enjoy them. I could never find raw peanuts so I couldn't make any for him.
I ran into some raw peanuts recently and decided to make him some. I chose the slow cooker method because it seemed fool proof.
I don't remember how many peanuts I had but it was at least 2 - 3 pounds. He likes them spicy, so I doctored up some serious spicy stuff.
1/3 cup cayenne pepper
1 boil-in-bag crab boil
1/4 cup salt
Rinse peanuts. Add crab boil-in-bag to crockpot. Add peanuts. Add seasoning. (Garlic salt, black pepper, Creole seasoning, etc.) Cover with water. Stir. Cook on low for 24 hours. Stir a few more times. Taste one after 18 hours. Adjust seasoning accordingly.
I cooked them outside on the deck. Why? It smells like vinegar and feet while cooking. 24 hours of that is NOT my ideal nose tickle.
Oh...and I store them in half gallon mason jars in the fridge using the "juice" to keep them wet. He puts some in a bowl and microwaves them.