Recipe: Asian Spiced Potatoes
So this was a recipe I created some years back while cooking a pan-Asian meal and had potatoes to use up. I hate ever to see anything go to waste and the potatoes were about to turn.
My first course of action was to turn to the Internet and find an Asian potato side dish. But as luck would have it that day, all I could find were main dishes with potatoes as an element or side dishes that required other ingredients that I did not have. Time to improvise!
In fact, until I prepared it last, I had never measured the spices, always cooking by feel. But I realized that if I wanted to share this, I needed some degree of accuracy, so measure I did.
(This dish goes very well with my Thai-style Green Bean Stir-Fry!)
How to Make SAHHD’s Asian Spiced Potatoes
The dish is really quite simple, and other than the fact that the cooking occurs in two stages, fast to make. Actual hands-on work is minimal. First one chops the potatoes and parboils them (I used red potatoes here, but any small potatoes will work):
While the potatoes are parboiling, preheat the oven to 400º F, grease a baking sheet, and mix up the sauce:
When the potatoes have parboiled, bruise them in the pot, and toss with the sauce. Then spread them evenly over the baking sheet and sprinkle with salt:
Still the potatoes in the oven, roast for 30 minutes and voila!
- 1-1.5 pounds potatoes (chopped with skins on)
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 3 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dry basil
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1. Preheat oven to 400° F
- 2. Mix oil, soy sauce and spices (spice to taste)
- 3. Parboil potatoes (bring covered potatoes and salted water to a boil & cook 5 min)
- 4. Drain potatoes and then bruise them (vigorously shake potatoes in covered pot to roughen their edges)
- 5. Toss potatoes in oil/soy sauce/spice mixture
- 6. Spread potatoes on baking sheet and salt
- 7. Bake for 30 minutes