Pressure Cooker Southern Style Boiled Peanuts make a wonderful snack. They are soft, like a bean and salty like tears of joy!
I was born in Miami, which, at the time, was like New York, South Edition, but we did have a little bit of Southern influence in various parts. Homestead, which is now all built up, was quite rustic for many years.
Hurricane Andrew destroyed the City and it’s now very sheshe. My parents were from New York, many restaurants were owned by New Yorkers and the food took on a New York influences, which is definitely a good thing.
We have/had great pizza that tastes the same as from the best New York pizzerias, great delis, bagels and great Chinese food.
Things in Miami were quickly changing in the late 1970’s and Cuban food restaurants were popping up all over the place. I love Cuban food and learned how to make many dishes.
I start out my day with a Cordadito, which is a standard espresso shot, sweetened and topped off with steamed milk. But I digress.
Making Pressure Cooker Southern Style Boiled Peanuts in an Pressure Cooker, takes a fraction of the time it takes to make them on the stove or in a slow cooker.
Rinse the raw peanuts well and remove any twigs or anything that is not a peanut.
We use 1/2 cup of sea salt in this house, but if you don’t want as salty a taste, just use a little less.
Pressure Cooker Southern Style Boiled Peanuts can be made with your favorite seasonings and spices, so have fun and play around.
To keep the peanuts immersed in water, place a plate or trivet on the peanuts to hold them down.
Start with 55 minutes and if you need more time, you can always add more time. Some people like a softer peanut and cook for two hours. I like mine a bit less mushy.
I like to leave the peanuts in the cooking water and take them out with a strainer. Brown bag it for your guests. Serve in a brown paper lunch bag like you see at the roadside stands.
If you want to spice things up, try my Asian Style Chinese Boiled Peanuts.
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- 1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning
- Fresh Garlic
- Jalapeño Pepper
- 1 Tablespoon Barbecue Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon White Sugar
- Rinse peanuts under cool water and remove any twigs, roots, whatever doesn't belong.
- Add peanuts and salt to your Pressure Cooker cooking pot and cover with water. Place a plate or trivet on top to hold down the peanuts.
- Lock on lid and close Pressure Valve.
- Cook on High Pressure for 55-90 minutes.
- When Beep is heard, allow all pressure to release naturally and let sit 30 minutes. If peanuts are too hard for your liking, just add some more time.
- Cook on HIGH for 10 hours.
- In large stock pot, add peanuts, salt and water and bring to boil. Cover and set heat to low. Simmer for 3.5 hours, or until desired tenderness.