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Boiled Peanuts in the Shell
from: Spicy Little Sister

These go great with cold beer on hot summer nights. They are a northern Chinese snack


  • 2 lbs raw peanuts, in the shell
  • 3 japanese dried chilies
  • 2 star anise
  • 4 inches gingerroot, roughly sliced
  • 10 szechuan peppercorns (optional)
  • 3 teaspoons salt (to taste)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

Put peanuts, spices, salt, and roughly 1/4 cup soy sauce in a pot and cover with water.

Cover pot and bring to boil. Let simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 7-10 minutes (if you don’t, the peanuts floating on top won’t cook through).

When done (peanuts should be a little crunchy yet smushy in your mouth, and taste done), leave peanuts to soak in the brine while they cool.

When cool, drain pot and discard spices; toss peanuts with a little more soy sauce and sesame oil (2 teaspoons each max) and serve cold.