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Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts – Cajun and Dill

boiled peanuts in Instant Pot with sliced pickles, jalapenos, and olives.
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Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts

I don’t think people around the world eat boiled peanuts. I mean, we eat them like crazy in the south! But I’m not even sure anybody else in America really eats them – which is shocking to me because they’re so delicious. Peanuts are not nuts at all; they’re legumes (aka beans). So it makes perfect sense to boil them, right? Well, these Instant Pot boiled peanuts are my gift to all you.

 

This particular recipe was developed after I recently tasted some at a Florida flea market that blew my mind! I had never heard of using a dill brine, but it quickly became my favorite way to eat  them. The flavor is WAY more interesting than just pure cajun spice.

 

Boiled peanuts in red bowl with Instant Pot in background.

 

The Process

Raw peanuts being washed under running water in white colander.

Thoroughly wash raw peanuts under running water.

 

Raw peanuts in Instant Pot.

Add peanuts to an empty pot.

 

3 Jalapenos in cutting board.

Place jalapeños on cutting board…

 

Jalapenos cut on cutting board with knife.

…and slice them.

 

2 pickles on cutting board.

Place pickles on cutting board…

 

Pickles cut on cutting board with knife.

…and slice them.

 

Pickles, jalapenos, olives, and crab boil in Instant Pot.

Add jalapeños, pickles, olives, and crab boil seasoning packet to pot. DO NOT STIR.

 

Pickles, jalapenos, olives, and crab boil in Instant Pot topped with salt.

Add salt, cayenne, and water. Again, DO NOT STIR. We want all the peanuts to remain submerged. And if you stir them, they will all float to the top. Lock lid and cook at high pressure for 120 minutes.

 

Cooked boiled peanuts with pickles, jalapenos, olives, and crab boil in Instant Pot topped with salt.

Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally. Then let the peanuts sit for as long as you can stand it! I’ve made these several times and recommend cooking them at night and letting them sit overnight on the “keep warm” setting. Before you stir them, carefully remove the crab boil seasoning packet. They rip pretty easily.

 

And this is the AMAZING Result…

Boiled peanuts in red bowl with Instant Pot in background.

 

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Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts in Dill Brine

These peanuts have an interesting dill flavor that combines perfectly with cajun spice.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Southern
Keyword cajun, dill, peanuts, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 32
Calories 178 kcal
Author The Foodie East

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. raw peanuts in shells
  • 3 jalapeños sliced
  • 2 dill pickles sliced
  • 7 oz. jar of green olives
  • 1 crab boil packet
  • 2/3 cup sea salt
  • 2 cups dill pickle juice
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tsp. cayenne optional

Instructions

  1. Thoroughly wash raw peanuts under running water. Add peanuts to an empty pot.

  2. Add jalapeños, pickles, olives, and crab boil seasoning packet to pot. DO NOT STIR.

  3. Add salt, cayenne, and water. Again, DO NOT STIR. We want all the peanuts to remain submerged. And if you stir them, they will all float to the top. 

  4. Lock lid and cook at high pressure for 120 minutes.

  5. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally. Then let the peanuts sit for as long as you can stand it! Before you stir them, carefully remove the crab boil seasoning packet. They rip pretty easily.

Recipe Notes

I’ve made these several times and recommend cooking them at night and letting them sit overnight on the "keep warm" setting. 

If you use a full teaspoon of cayenne, the peanuts will be very spicy. Reduce amount of pepper if you prefer less spicy food.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts in Dill Brine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 246mg 10%
Potassium 199mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 2.2%
Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Betsy Woodruff
    December 28, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Is the cooking time really 120 minutes—2 hours??

    • Reply
      Gary
      December 28, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      Yes. I know it seems like a lot! But even for stovetop boiled peanuts, you may even need to cook up to 4 hours. It all really depends on the peanuts: how fresh they are, and how young or old they are. And… how soft you like them.

  • Reply
    Appetizers & Snacks | Instant Pot Resources
    December 29, 2018 at 3:56 am

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  • Reply
    Katie
    December 30, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Tried these this week and will definitely make them again. Thanks for the great recipe!

  • Reply
    Becky
    December 30, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    These are so good! They came out perfect!

  • Reply
    Amber
    January 15, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Recipe looks delicious!
    Fyi – boiled peanuts ste popular in Hawaii and Asia. Different seasoning, though.

  • Reply
    Paula Yawn
    January 15, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Can you boil just plain with salt??? My husband has questioned the need for the instant pot and if this is possible he will have his answer. He loves boiled peanuts!!!!

    • Reply
      Gary
      January 15, 2019 at 8:17 pm

      It reduces the cook time. And also helps the brine get into peanuts that are not green and/or fresh. But, really, do you “need” a reason to use your Instant Pot?

      And yes, you can certainly use only salt.

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