These crunchy strips of potatoes are amazing, especially mixed with thin cuts of shishito peppers…super easy to make.
The first time I had this dish in a Chinese restaurant I was amazed to find out that the almost transparent strips were potatoes…since then I went in search for the recipe, and to my surprise apparently stir-fried shredded potatoes is a very common dish in China.
I decided to make my version by adding strips of shishito peppers instead of hot peppers such as jalapenos or red chilis.
– Why the potato strips are crunchy?
Because the potato starch is removed before cooking.
– How do I remover the starch from the potato strips?
By soaking in cold water, rinsing until the water is no longer turbid.
– Are you ready to try this exquisite and simple recipe?
- 2 medium size russet potatoes
- 6 oz shishito peppers
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- ¼ teaspoon sesame oil
- 3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- Chili oil, to taste
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Peel the potato and cut into julienne or use a mandolin.
Place the shredded potato into a bowl of cold water for about 20 minutes. Gently revolve the strips occasionally. Drain and rinse the potato strips until the water comes out clear. This process will remove the start from the potato strips.
Drain the potato strips and pat dry with paper towel the excess of water.
In the meantime, cut the shishito peppers into thin strips and set aside.
In a wok or frying pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil under medium heat and stir fry the strips of shishito pepper. Once the peppers are blistered remove from the heat and set aside.
In the same pan add the remaining oil and add the finely chopped garlic until golden brown and fragrant. Add the well-drained potato strips and turn the heat to high and stir-fry to about 30-45 seconds. Add the soy sauce, vinegar, chili oil, sesame oil, salt and pepper and add back the shishito peppers. Stir-fry all together for another minute or so.
Remove from the heat and serve.
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I’ve never thought of potatoes being in a Chinese recipe and a crunchy one at that. The dish sounds great.
This is a really a great recipe. I do cook potato slivers in Indian style but the slivers are never crunchy. Have to try it your way.
Potatoes are an integral part of the Indian diet. The stir fried potatoes look so tempting and perfectly done.
In LOVE with this recipe Juliana! We usually just grill them. Unique recipe and the boys would love this! You know how every one out of ten are spicy hot? This way the potential hot ones would just be in the whole mix. Just pinned!
I make potatoes almost every Sunday night when the boys come by for dinner—often fried!!! This recipe has certainly inspired me—will try soaking my potatoes and adding peppers. SO yummy!
This sounds delicious! I’ve never stir fried potatoes, but I have to try it now. And, I love shishito peppers.
What a great idea and it sounds delicious with the addition of peppers. So flavorful and I love those potato strips!
What a fun dish–and I never heard about soaking the potatoes to remove starch before. Great idea!
This is a really cool recipe! Love shishito pepper, and who doesn’t like potatoes? Terrific idea — gotta try this. Thanks!
Dear Juliana, what a perfectly amazing recipe – I was also surprised by the transparency of your potatoes and it is the first time that I have heard of and seen a recipe like this one.
Love that you added shishito peppers here for taste as well as looks!
Thank you for sharing yet another fabulous recipe!
Wishing you a wonderful week – hopefully you are feeling completely recovered by now!
The first thing that hit me to was the transparent look. I have never heard of stir-fried shredded potatoes. I do soak my potatoes in cold water before I air fry fries. Love the addition of shishito peppers here. Have a great week!
This looks wonderful Juliana !! nice recipe! have a nice week!
Those potato slices look really crunchy. I love the combo of shishito peppers.