Spicy Southern Boiled Peanuts



This ain't no cow college. Oh wait, it is. We need to get some damn peanuts on that tailgate table before they think we are sophisticated.

Ingredients:
1 gallon of raw jumbo green peanuts (soaked overnight in water)
1 cup table salt
½ cup red pepper flakes
3 tbsp cayenne pepper
¼ cup hot sauce
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder

Make It Happen:
Fill a 3 quart crock pot with soaked, drained peanuts. Cover peanuts with water and cook on high for 4 hours. Add salt and all other spices to crockpot.  At this time, if the water isn't still covering the nuts, add a little more. The last thing you want are dried out, shriveled peanuts. Cook for 4 more hours on high. Turn off crock pot and allow peanuts to soak up to 2 hours. Use this time to periodically try one or two. As they soak, they will get saltier and spicier. You be the judge, but there is no such thing as soaking them too long. Remove the peanuts with a slotted spoon and transfer to a gallon size ziploc for storage. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate and serve cold.