Boiled Peanuts

Boiled Peanuts

September 13: National Peanut Day

Islander and her brother often ate boiled peanuts as an afterschool snack.  Mommy preferred to serve peanuts over potato chips to her children during homework breaks. She would refer to the peanut-loving pachyderms—because elephants have such good memory, we should eat peanuts, too, to help us remember what we study for our exams! Whether the popular elephant food might be a myth, peanuts are really good for brain health. Be smart and boil some peanuts for snacktime and for National Peanut Day!


(Inspired by Mommy)

  • 1 pound bag of raw (green) peanuts
  • 1-2 tablespoons of salt
  • 8+ cups of water


Wash the raw peanuts. Place in a large pot. Fill with water enough to cover the peanuts. Season with salt. Bring to a rolling boil then reduce the heat. Simmer for 3-4 hours or until the peanuts are tender. Drain in a colander. Let cool and enjoy.

Boiled Peanuts