Easy Boiled Peanuts  
Recipe Number: 1051129070
Contributor: Chun
Ingredients
1 lb raw peanuts in the shell (can substitute roasted in the shell).
Salt
Sugar
Star anise seed
Cooking Instructions
Bring a half-filled saucepan (4 qt size) of water to a slow boil. Add 2 tablespoons salt and 2 tablespoons sugar. Add 1 whole piece star anise. Add peanuts, cover, and simmer low for 1 hour. (peanuts will look dark, wet, and saturated) Cool and serve.