Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts
Instant pot boil peanuts are a salty, tasty easy to make southern snack.
- 1 pound raw peanuts I used a whole 24oz bag
- 1/3 to 1/2 Cup of sea salt (depending on how salty you like) depending on how salty you like it
- 1 to 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
- 3 to 3 1/2 quarts water do not fill past max line
- 1/3 Cup White Vinegar (Optional)
Place pound of peanuts in colander and rinse to remove any dirt.
Place peanuts in Instant Pot
Place salt and Cajun seasoning on top of peanuts
Fill pressure cooker with 3 to 3 1/2 quarts of cold water
Stir in White Vinegar (Optional)
Stir peanuts to distribute seasoning
Place something heavy on top of peanuts like a trivet or even a plate to keep the peanuts submerged in liquid.
Place lid on instant pot and turn valve to seal. Cook peanuts on high-pressure for 65 to 75 minutes depending on how soft you want them. I like them at 65 minutes. Turn off the keep warm function. When cooking is complete let the instant pot do a natural pressure release. If you like the peanuts to be a little bit stronger you can leave them in the brine for about an hour but this is not required.
If you like the peanuts more salty adjust the salt from 1/3 of a cup closer to 1/2 cup.
If you like your peanuts even softer Cook for 75 minutes.
Adding about 1/3 Cup Distilled White Vinegar adds a nice flavor boost.