Poofy Cheeks: Garlic Boiled Peanuts Recipe

July 19, 2012

Garlic Boiled Peanuts Recipe

I have been known to put pictures on Instagram of little stands on the side of the road selling boiled peanuts. We live in Florida (not too far from Georgia), and being married to a man from the south means that we usually stop and pick up a bag. I had never had a boiled peanut until a few years ago, and now I am hooked!

When my mother and sister-in-law made their last trip to Georgia they brought us home some peaches and raw peanuts. Of course there are no peach recipes to share because they disappeared too quickly, but I do have an awesome garlic boiled peanut recipe that was SO yummy!

Garlic Boiled Peanut Recipe by Poofy Cheeks


  • 1/2 cup of garlic cloves – chopped
  • 2-3 pounds of raw peanuts
  • 1 cup of salt


  • Place the peanuts, garlic, and salt in a large pot and cover with water. Place on the stove and bring to a boil. Then let simmer for 1-3 hours.
  • Periodically check to see if they are done. Open up a shell and when they are soft throughout they are done. If they have a bit of crunch then they are not done yet.
  • Drain and eat! They are best when fresh and warm!!

Garlic Boiled Peanut Recipe by Poofy Cheeks

 Garlic Boiled Peanut Recipe by Poofy Cheeks

We usually leave a bit of the water so they can stay warm while we eat them, and get something to discard the shells. A paper bowl or grocery bag works great!

Garlic Boiled Peanut Recipe by Poofy Cheeks


Garlic Boiled Peanut Recipe by Poofy Cheeks




  1. This recipe is exactly what I've been looking for! I'm making them now:)

  2. Thank you I have been craving these everyday..I am in Orange Park..

  3. Would it work if I add some butter as well?

  4. Why would you add butter? Now I can understand if people are doing a quick stove top roast in a pan with butter and garlic then boiling them. But to add butter to the boil does nothing..


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