Sunday, December 15, 2013

Recipe: Patata Hara

Another delicious Lebanese recipe, that my mum has been cooking me for years. Patata hara is traditionally known as garlic coriander fried potatoes, although every household will have it's different variations, some using fresh chilli, some using diced fresh peppers etc. Me and mum just love them because as we put it, "this is how the Lebanese do chips- and we love any variety of chips!!". If you like it super spicy, chuck in a fresh red chilli too, adjust to your own tastes.

Patata Hara   (serves 4 as a side dish)
600ml sunflower oil (plus an extra tbsp for frying)
1 kg new potatoes, diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 green chilli, finely chopped
½ tsp mild chilli powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped fresh coriander for garnish

1. Heat the sunflower oil in a large pan. Deep fry the diced new potatoes until soft in the middle and crispy and brown on the outside (about 10 minutes). Remove from the hot fat, pat with kitchen towel (to remove excess grease) and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, in another pan fry the garlic, green chilli and chilli powder in 1tbsp sunflower oil for 3 minutes. Add the fried potatoes and cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring often.
3. Season to taste, and serve with fresh coriander on top.

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