Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Curry Fried Potatoes (Gamja Bokkeum)

We were looking through this Korean cookbook called 'How To Make Side Dishes for Under 50 Cents' when we stumbled upon this recipe.(I bought it just for the title but it's actually pretty good.)

Anyway, we remember this as a common side dish in our lunchboxes growing up because it's so easy to make and we as kids loved it. Usually it's made with just salt and pepper but the curry adds a nice touch.

- 4 small yellow potatoes
- 2-3 stalks of green onions
- 1/2 T yellow curry powder
- 1/2 t salt
- Pepper
- Vegetable oil

1. Slice the potatoes into matchsticks and slice the green onions into 1/2" pieces. You can slice the potatoes thinner than we did if you want.

2. Put some oil on a hot pan.

3. Add the potatoes and cook on medium heat for 5 or so minutes.

4. When the potatoes are tender, add salt and pepper.

5. Add the curry powder and cook for another few minutes until cooked through. Be careful not to overcook as they will start to crumble.

6. Add the green onions. Turn off heat. Taste it and add more salt if needed.


Alice @ LAX TO YVR said...

The curry powder is an interesting twist. When I make this side dish I rinse the sliced potatoes with lots of water to make them less starchy. They hold their shape better as a result I find.

lynn said...

so grateful you include so many vegetarian dishes that are easy to prep.

Collections said...

That looks delicious. You always make the best looking yummy things.

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Insane said...

ummmm :) looks yummy yummy !

Jeane M. said...

Whoa! This is really awesome for 50 cents and I can get a tasty dish, super cool! Bookmarked your blog. Thanks for sharing this. :D

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Mathilda said...

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The Belvedere- Alyssa said...

Oh yum! I actually picked up some yellow potatoes and onions at the grocery yesterday thinking i would make some garlic potatoes. But the curry seems like a much better idea!

Maria said...

yumm, these look so great. Just came across your blog and I love it!

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Anonymous said...

is there anyway you could give me the ISBN or publisher of that cookbook, it would be a wonderful gift for a friend? thanks :)

Bo said...

ISBN is 9788991995758. Hope you find it!

Ƙstergaard said...

korean fries ;-)) delicious

The818 said...

I'm making this tonight. For sure.

Charles Ravndal said...

Lovely and it looks yummy! I'll try to substitute the potatoes with sweet potatoes :)

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