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Boiled Peanuts

Green or raw peanuts make a delicious edamame-like snack when boiled in a brine. Use this spicy five spice boiled peanut recipe to make them at home.
Course Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine Chinese
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Nuts
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Pescatarian, Vegan, Vegetarian


  • 1 pound peanuts fresh green
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 2 star anise whole
  • 1 clove garlic mashed
  • 2 chilies thai (sliced in half lengthwise)
  • 3 cups water


  1. Thoroughly rinse any extra dirt off the peanuts.
  2. Add all the ingredients into a covered pot and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to a simmer and cook for about 30 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the peanuts sit in the brine overnight.
  3. The next day, drain the peanuts and serve. Refrigerate any uneaten portion.