I love potatoes. I am a Dutch Canadian girl married to a Korean and though I enjoy eating rice, I really like potatoes. This recipe is a wonderful marriage of both of our roots: potatoes in a salty sweet garlic sauce.
A Korean meal usually consists of rice, a main dish and a few side dishes. Side dishes (ban chan) are often made in a big batch and a small portion is served with each meal. This is one of my favourite side dishes. Seeing how I feel about potatoes, I have no problem forgoing the rice and eating this all.
The time you need:
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes
The things you need:
- 3 medium potatoes (about 2 cups)
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1/2 cup of water
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp garlic (minced)
- sesame seeds
The how to:
- Cut potatoes into cubes
- Fry the potatoes in the oil for a five (ish) minutes on medium-high
- Mix the water, soy sauce, honey, sugar and garlic together
- Add the mixture to the potatoes and continue to cook until the sauce is reduced (another five minutes – it will start smelling divine at about this point)
- Lower the temperature a little and continue to fry until potatoes are fully cooked, stirring occasionally (about another five minutes)
- Use a fork or chopstick to check if the potatoes done (while you are at it, sneak a taste!) If they are not done add a little water to ensure the sauce does not burn.
- Garnish with sesame seeds
- Enjoy hot or cold. (Korean side dishes are often eaten cold.)
My original picture:
Recipe adapted from aeriskitchen.com