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Stir fry potato strips

This is a recipes on how to cook stir fry potato. Stir fry potato is classic chinese side dish found in China. It is not so much known the West. I have fascinating to want to make and try out this dish after being at a authentic chinese restaurant near where I like called Little Sichuan located in North London. With the name goes one can find that their cooking are Sichuan based.  I have use leek in this recipe to add more greens to the potato dish. As the potato are stir fry they will still remain crisp rather than stodgy. 

It a great accompaniment as a side dish with some rice and a meat dish. Like my stuffed vegetable recipe or stuffed courgette flower recipe. As this recipes is just using vegetables it can be a vegan dish. 

Stir fry potato strips

How to cook stir fry potato strips
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: potato, stir fry, vegan

Ingredients

  • 400-500 grms potato
  • 200 grms leek
  • 3 stalks spring onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cm ginger
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil rapseed, corn or sunflower
  • 1 small red chilli
  • 1 tbsp szechuan peppercorn
  • 1 tsp soy sauce low salt

Instructions

PreparationPeel and slice the potato into thin strips. Wash. Cut and slice it as thin as you can as the thinner they are the shorter the cooking will be and the more crunchy it will be.Then slice the the leek horizontal and then cut into thin strips like the potato. Slice the spring onions into finely (about 0.5 cm like in the picture). Do the same with the red chilli. Slicing it into thin strips. Then peel and chop the garlic finely. Peel and slice the ginger into thin strips.

  • Picture here on the prepared ingredients
    stir fry potato ingredients
  • Cooking Heat up a wok or frying pan on high heat. Once it's hot where you see smoke coming up add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil. Turn the heat down to medium. Then add the diced onion, once it's beginning to soften add the garlic.  Fry it is fragrant  adjust the heat as all cooking hobs are different. Try not to burn the onion and garlic. Add the szechuan peppercorns. Do omit or adjust to taste. Some people I know do like them some don't. But it's does give a depth of different flavours to this dish. Then add the thinly sliced potato, leek and chilli. Stir fry on high heat. As the bulk of vegetables need to be cook quick on high heat otherwise it will stodgy. Once it starts to wilt slightly take them off the heat. Add the soy sauce to taste. The heat retain in the stir fry will continue cooking. Enjoy!!
    stri fry potato

Notes

this reipes is great to serve with rice with other dishes. It is great on it's own as a vegan dish.
Do add more soy sauce to taste if it is not salty enough

 

 

stir fry potato ingredients preparation

Cooking 

Heat up a wok or frying pan on high heat. Once it’s hot where you see smoke coming up add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil. Turn the heat down to medium. Then add the diced onion, once it’s beginning to soften add the garlic.  Fry it is fragrant  adjust the heat as all cooking hobs are different. Try not to burn the onion and garlic. Add the szechuan peppercorns. Do omit or adjust to taste. Some people I know do like them some don’t. But it’s does give a depth of different flavours to this dish. 

Then add the thinly sliced potato, leek and chilli. Stir fry on high heat. As the bulk of vegetables need to be cook quick on high heat otherwise it will stodgy. Once it starts to wilt slightly take them off the heat. Add the soy sauce to taste. The heat retain in the stir fry will continue cooking. Enjoy!!

Stir fry potato strips

Do let me know how you get on by leaving a comment below enjoy.

 

stir fry potato strip

 



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