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Chinese Boiled Peanuts

Want a tasty snack? These Chinese boiled peanuts are unshelled peanuts cooked in soy sauce, garlic, cinnamon, star anise and dried chilis! They make a nutritious and delicious snack or appetizer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Resting time30 mins
Total Time8 hrs 40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 60kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound raw peanuts
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 star anise
  • 2 Japanese dried chili
  • water

Instructions

  • In a deep pan, soak peanuts for about 30 minutes to rid of dirt and grit. Rinse well until water runs clear and drain well.
  • In a slow cooker, combine peanuts, soy sauce, sugar, salt, cinnamon stick, garlic, star anise, and dried chili peppers.
  • Add enough water to cover peanuts and place a plate on top to keep them submerged during cooking.
  • Cook on high for about 6 to 8 hours or until desired tenderness.
  • To cook on the stovetop, combine all ingredients in a large pot. Over medium heat, bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, adding more water as needed, for about 3 to 4 hours or until desired tenderness. Stir every 10 to 15 minutes to allow peanuts to cook evenly.
  • Allow cooked peanuts to slightly cool in the braising liquid. Using a slotted spoon, remove from the pot and discard spices. Serve warm or cold.

Notes

  • To cook on the stovetop, combine all ingredients in a large pot and cover with water. Over medium heat, bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer, adding more water as needed, for about 3 to 4 hours or until desired tenderness. Stir every 10 to 15 minutes to allow peanuts to cook evenly.
  • To cook in a pressure cooker, combine all ingredients in the pressure cooker. and add enough water to cover. Lock on the lid and close the pressure valve. Cook on HIGH for about 60 minutes. When the pressure cooker beeps, release pressure naturally and let the cooked peanuts sit for about 30 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 811mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg