How do you soften boiled peanuts?
People also ask, how do you make boiled peanuts soft?
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, covered, 5 to 8 hours or until peanuts are tender, adding water as needed to keep peanuts covered; stir occasionally. (South Carolina-style peanuts are very soft, but some cooks prefer them al dente.)
- Soak the peanuts in hot boiling water for 30 mins before cooking.
- Use a right pot size where you can have sufficient water depth in the pot.
- Put a Chinese table spoon made of china in the pot during cooking.
- You need patience.
- You can use slow cooker and cook it overnight.
Moreover, why are my boiled peanuts still hard?
When they are soft, they are done. If they are still slightly crunchy, they are not done yet, If they are not salty enough, leave them in the salted water and turn off the heat. NOTE: The cooking time of boiled peanuts varies according to the maturity of the peanuts used and the variety of peanuts.
Green peanuts need at least 1 hour of boiling up to 4 hours. Raw, dried peanuts require more boiling, up to 24 hours in a slow cooker, or an open pot.