Chinese-Style Peanut Butter


Preparation info
  • Yields a rounded

    ½ cup

    • Difficulty


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By Barbara Tropp

Published 1982

  • About

While Western cooks are accustomed to roasting nuts, Chinese cooks typically fry them. It is quick and easy, and the nuts are never dry. In a peanut butter, the fried nuts contribute an inimitable taste.

  • Use peanuts still in their red jackets. The butter will have a slight, wonderful spice of bitterness and will require no further seasoning. This flavorful “bitterness” is the quality of ku, one of the hallowed Five Flavors of classic Chinese cuisine.