New potatoes with soy sauce and spicy bean sauce

This is another simple recipe. The potatoes will come out soft and flavorful, and will be all the better for their simplicity. You can easily scale the recipe up or down depending on how many people you are serving and how many other dishes you have.

Potatoes with soy sauce and spicy bean sauce

Potatoes with soy sauce and spicy bean sauce

Start by boiling the potatoes until soft, then drain them in a colander.

The potatoes are boiled, and draining in the sink.

The potatoes are boiled, and draining in the sink.

When the potatoes are dry, fry them briefly in your wok until the skin becomes crispy.

The potatoes are sizzling peanut oil, making the skins crispy.

The potatoes are sizzling peanut oil, making the skins crispy.

The second-to-last step is to add the sauce to to the wok and let everything bubble until the potatoes absorb the flavor.

The sauce has been added to the wok and is bubbling around the potatoes.

The sauce has been added to the wok and is bubbling around the potatoes.

Finally, toss with four chopped scallions and serve.

Finely chopped scallions

Finely chopped scallions

This dish partners very well with fish and savory meats, as well as any contrasting vegetable.

INGREDIENTS and PREP:

  1. 1/4 lb new potatoes per person, boiled until soft (about 15-20 minutes), then drained in a colander until dry
  2. Dissolve 1 Tbsp sugar in 3 Tbsp light soy sauce,  then add 2 tsp Lau Gan Ma spicy black bean sauce and mix together
  3. 4 scallions, finely chopped

DIRECTIONS:

  • Heat your wok until barely smoking. Then add 1 Tbsp peanut oil and swirl it around. Then add the dried, boiled potatoes (#1) and stir fry until for about 5 minutes until the skins begin to turn golden. Turn down the heat to medium low.
  • Add the sauce (#2) and stir the potatoes as the sauce bubbles.
  • Turn off the heat. Then toss the potatoes with the scallions (#3) and serve.

Variations: Changing the sauce will change the character of the dish quite a bit. For a simpler version that just showcases the flavor of the potatoes, omit the Lau Gan Ma sauce. You can also replace the sugar with 1-2 Tbsp mirin (Japanese rice wine).

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