Simple 3 ingredients boiled peanuts (水煮花生).
Now it is the harvest season for peanuts and there are tons of fresh peanuts on sell on the market.Boiled peanut is always my favorite shacks especially during my childhood. Each time when our peanuts are harvested, we cook a large pot immediately. There are two types of boiled peanuts here in China one is boiled peanuts with salt only and the second one is to boil peanuts with spices.We usually serve this on a family party as a snack or appetizer nowadays. You will find how amazing and aromatic the peanuts are simply after cooked with salty water.
- Slightly press the peanuts a little bit until there are little cracks on the end, which will help the seasoning to flavor the peanuts. If you do not have enough time, just forget about it.
- Once cooked, let the peanuts soak in the broth until cooled and well salted.
- 500 g peanuts
- 1 and 1/2 tbsp. salt
- 2 star anises
- enough water
Wash the peanuts carefully and pick thorough them.
In a instant pot, add enough water to cover the peanuts and then pour in salt and place star anises. Cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Let the peanuts soak in the salty liquid until is well flavored.