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Steamed Potatoes with Salted Sesame Peanut Powder

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Side Dish

Prep Time

5 Mins

Cook Time

30 Mins


  • 1.5 kg Potatoes (about 3 lbs)
  • 1 cup Peanuts, Shell-on
  • ½ cup Sesame Seeds (black and/or white)
  • 2 tablespoons Rock Salt


  1. Add sesame seeds to a pan over low heat and stir for about 10 minutes until the seeds are fragrant and golden brown. Remove the sesame seeds and let cool.
  2. Roast salt in the same pan over medium heat for about 3 minutes until the salt is fragrant and crispy, then remove the salt and let cool.
  3. Return the pan to the stove, bring it back up to temperature over high heat. When hot, add the peanuts, reduce the heat to low, and roast them for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the peanuts are are golden and their shells crack, turn off the stove. Let them cool, then stir the peanuts to remove all the shells.
    • Note: You can also roast the peanuts in the oven. Spreading a thin layer of peanuts on a baking tray, and put them in a 160°C/320°F for 13-15 minutes. Check and stir them every 3-5 minutes.
  4. Transfer the peanuts to a bag and use a pestle or rolling pin to crush them coarsely. Next, add salt and sesame seeds to separate bag and crush them to a fine powder.
  5. Mix crushed peanuts and sesame salt together in a bowl. Sprinkle over steamed potatoes or dip the potatoes into the seasoning.
    • Note: leftover seasoning can be saved in a glass jar. Keep a tight lid on this to avoid exposure to air.



  • Choose peanuts with shiny shells, beautiful bright colors, evenly sized, and a firm feel when held.
  • Do not choose peanuts that show signs of mold, strange colors, or flat peanuts with wrinkled outer shells.
  • Do not buy peanuts that have been stored for a long time, the shell is often not shiny because when cooked it will be very oily.


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