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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