Boiled Peanuts

Ɖậu Phộng

Preparation info

  • Makes

    2 Cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Little Saigon Cookbook: Vietnamese Cuisine And Culture In Southern California's Little Saigon

Little Saigon Cookbook

By Ann Le

Published 2011

  • About

Lightly salted boiled peanuts are considered a wonderful, addictive snack by the Vietnamese. They should be eaten right away because they do not keep for very long.


  • 2 cups raw peanuts, with shells
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons salt


    1. Wash the peanuts thoroughly in a colander under running warm water. Then soak them in a bowl of cool water for about 15 minutes.
    2. Drain the peanuts and put them in a large saucepan. Cover them with the 4 cups of water, and add 1 tablespoon of the salt. On medium heat, let the peanuts cook at a rolling boil for a total of 30 minutes, uncovered. Add another tablespoon of salt after the first 15 minutes of boiling. (The salt is not added all at once because the shells tend to absorb it too quickly.)
    3. Drain and serve warm with a bowl to put the shells in.