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Boiled Peanuts (Nilagang Mani)


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

An easy-to-prepare snack to satisfy all of your salty cravings! This boiled peanuts recipe can be prepared in an instant pot or stovetop and requires just 3 simple ingredients.


Ingredients

  • 1 lb. raw peanuts * (see notes)
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 10 cups water

Equipment

  • Instant Pot or (or any electric Pressure Cooker) or Large Pot
  • Spatula, for mixing
  • Strainer
  • If you’re using a pressure cooker, you’ll need to weigh down the peanuts. I do this with a steamer basket and a ceramic dish, but any heat-proof dish should work. 

Instructions

  1. Pour the peanuts into a colander and discard any moldy peanuts. Give them a good rinse. 
  2. Instant Pot: Add everything to the Instant Pot and mix. If you’re using a pressure cooker, you’ll need to weigh down the peanuts. I do this with a steamer basket and a ceramic dish, but any heat-proof dish should work. Cook on high pressure for 60 to 80 minutes, depending on how soft you want them. I cook mine for 65 since I still like mine with a bit of bite to them. If you like them soft, you’ll need to cook them closer to 80 minutes. Once the peanuts are done, allow the pressure cooker to slow-release for 30 minutes. Pour them through a strainer, drain the cooking liquid, then cool until easy to handle. These are best if served warm.
  3. Stove-Top: Add everything to a large pot, mix and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower it to a simmer and allow the mixture to cook for 3-4 hours, depending on how soft you like your peanuts. After 3 hours, test the peanuts to see if you need additional cooking time. Once the peanuts are done, pour them through a strainer, drain the cooking liquid, then cool until easy to handle. These are best if served warm.
  4. Slow Cooker: Add everything to a slow cooker, mix, and cook on high for 12 hours. Once the peanuts are done, pour them through a strainer, drain the cooking liquid, then cool until easy to handle. These are best if served warm.

Notes

  • If you use green peanuts (fresh) instead of dried, the peanuts may cook faster. We have not tested this recipe with green peanuts, but we recommend only cooking for 3/4 of the time and then assessing whether or not you want to cook them longer. 
  • We prefer the Instant Pot because it’s much faster than the stovetop or the slow cooker. 
  • If you’re using a pressure cooker, you’ll need to weigh down the peanuts. I do this with a steamer basket and a ceramic dish, but any heat-proof dish should work. 
  • If you will not enjoy these peanuts that day they are made, you can store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Allow the peanuts to come to room temperature before storing them.
  • Some recommend soaking the raw peanuts before cooking, but we found this unnecessary.
  • These can be served cold, room temperature, or warm, but we prefer them warm.
  • Peel the peanut and discard the shell before consuming.
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Instant Pot or Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Filipino

Keywords: appetizer, snack, peanuts, boiled, super bowl, salty, filipino