Chinese style Potato – sweet spicy and sticky

Sweet and sour sticky potatoes
Sweet,spicy and  sticky potatoes

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Potato is one food which has found its place in practically every cuisine across the planet. Whether it is the Spanish Tortilla Espanola, European Latkes, Indian Aloo Gobi, Italian Gnocchi, Canadian Poutine, Irish Shepherd pie or the ever so popular French fries, I have found potatoes enjoying their indisputable place in so many different menus .

But Chinese and Potatoes? I have never come across a single potato dish in any Chinese restaurant, all my eating life!! Not Once!!

Maybe because it was written  土 豆   in Chinese language and was supposed to be read as ‘ tŭdòu ‘ which means ‘bean of the earth’ .God!! I should have known that. I was surprised to learn that China leads the world in the Production and Consumption of potato. Isn’t that amazing?

Did you know?  

The English word “Potato” is derived from the Spanish word “Batata.”

I found this interesting recipe for Chinese style potato in one of my old hand written recipe books. The dish is sweet, sour, sticky and a bit crunchy too. It can be served with rice, noodles or pasta. You could get a bit experimental and try stuffing it in a sandwich or make a tortilla roll with it.

[recipe]

Chinese style Potato

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients:

  • 500 g ( 1 lb approx. ) potato cubes
  • 1 cup cornflour
  • 2 tsp. garlic chopped
  • 2 tsp. red chili paste
  • 2 tbsp. tomato ketchup
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. chili flakes(or more)
  • 1 vegetable stock cube dissolved in a cup of water
  • Sesame seeds for sprinkling
  • spring onion greens for garnish
  • Oil for deep frying and tempering

Method:

  1. Boil the potato cubes for 5 minutes ( till half done)
  2. Cool them. Spread them on a flat plate and dust with cornflour.
  3. Deep fry till golden brown.
  4. In a wok, heat 2 tbsp. oil(or less).
  5. Toss in the garlic and saute.
  6. Add chili paste, chili flakes,tomato ketchup,salt,sugar and honey.
  7. Now add  a cup of vegetable stock( I used Chicken stock).
  8. When the stock comes to a boil add 2 tsp. of  cornflour dissolved in half a cup of water.
  9. Now add the potatoes and turn off heat.
  10. Sprinkle sesame seeds and chopped spring onion greens.
  11. Serve hot.

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Shout Out to a dear South African friend Marsay 

During my short span of blogging, I have come to know so many beautiful people from across the globe and have made friends with many of them. I would like to specially mention a wonderful person Marsay who is from South Africa and who hosts a delicious food blog   –                      Foodeva Marsay

Her recipes are easy to understand, make and very interesting. Besides food, she does book reviews and gives us an insight into South Africa with lovely pictures. Those who haven’t yet visited her blog must definitely do so. You will really love her blog.

I want to thank Marsay for the huge help she gave me, going quite out of the way  when I was researching on a few topics. Thank you very much dear Marsay for your timely help. This post is dedicated to you. 

A friend in need is a friend indeed

 

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39 Comments Add yours

  1. That’s really interesting, I’m going to have a try! Any advice on which type of potato to use for this recipe?

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you for liking it ☺ You can use any regular potato. I actually wanted to use baby potatoes but they weren’t available at the time so had to make do with the regular ones👍☺

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  2. Lina says:

    They look divine!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Lina☺

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      1. Lina says:

        Your welcome!

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  3. I don’t think I’ve ever seen potato on a Chinese menu either! This dish sounds perfect. I love the sticky texture and spices you used.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Julie ☺ It was loved by everyone in my family.

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  4. andy1076 says:

    oohh…Yummers! :O :O

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you 😀

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  5. Lety C says:

    Never thought about it, but I don’t think I haver ever tried some chinese potato before, I will give them a try!

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    1. skd says:

      I am sure you will love it Lety. You can make it with finger chips too if you are short of time ☺

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  6. Reaching Meadow Lane says:

    Looks delicious 😊

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much dear ☺

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  7. srividhya says:

    wow.. this interesting.. will try it out soon

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    1. skd says:

      Please do Vidya 👍I am sure you will love it. Thank you for liking it ☺

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  8. Like the white sesame seed touch.

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    1. skd says:

      They are the life of the dish making it crunchy and nutty. Thanks for stopping by ☺👍

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you ☺

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  9. I’ve never had Chinese potatoes before either, but this dish looks yummy!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Michelle ☺ Please do try it 👍

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  10. marsay786 says:

    Oooh yummmz!!!, and THANK YOU for the shout out, I feel so honoured, I’m the richer for having a great friend in you, dearest S💕

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    1. skd says:

      The pleasure and honor is mine dear 💕🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

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  11. Unexpected and delicious. That’s a lovely idea. Hugs!

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  12. Bibi Baskin says:

    I heard that they used to say in China that if you ate too many potatoes you would turn into a pig! I’m Irish. I eat them all the time. So far so good!

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    1. skd says:

      OMG! What a superstition 😀If it were true there would be more Oinks than Honks in the world 🐄🐄🐄🐄🐄🐄

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  13. Jhuls says:

    Oh yeah… I haven’t noticed about the Chinese takeouts I am getting and the potatoes. And yes, I don’t see any potatoes in their dishes. This looks delish! 🙂 Happy FF! xx

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Jhuls ☺ Even I found it really strange that we have hardly seen potatoes being used in Chinese dishes, yet they stand first both in the production and consumption of potatoes. Happy FF to you too ☺

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  14. China really leads in consumption and production? Wow – that’s a surprise! Chinese restaurants don’t serve potatoes – at least none of the places where I have dined. Besides all that I love your recipe because I love potatoes. Thanks a bunch for a little history and a great recipe. Happy Fiesta Friday 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Judi ☺ Even I was surprised when I learnt the facts. That’s why I wanted to share it with every one. Happy FF to you too dear 💕

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  15. wheelie38 says:

    I love potatoes they are my favourite veg so this is an amazing recipe, I’ve shared on twitter.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much ☺ I am so glad you like it.

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  16. Peachy_Tales says:

    Wow amazing.love sweet and sour chinese..Please do visit my blog sometimes.I would love to connect x I made Orange chicken, a very popular take out too ! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Hi! Thank you for stopping by and for liking. You have a beautiful blog and I love the delicious spread on it. Excellent photos too. 👍☺

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      1. Peachy_Tales says:

        Aww thank you so much.Really means a lot the kind words.Keep in touch x

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  17. I love those potatoes they look divine. I must make the soon.
    I thought your words to Marsay were beautiful and heartfelt. I have only just started blogging and was so lost, one kind man helped me when I was despairing of ever getting the settings right. Sometimes a good friend can make all the difference. Thank you for the great recipes and being so kind to people.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you for liking the recipe dear.
      You are right. Sometimes when we are lost a kind word or small deed of help can make a difference and boost our confidence. The world still has a lot of good people and one such good samaritan is Marsay who is my friend now.. Thank you for relating to my post. Have a wonderful week ahead.
      Regards
      Ana

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