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Chinese Stir Fried Shredded Potatoes

Chinese Stir Fried Shredded Potatoes

We have an all-time Chinese classic today that will do wonders for your taste buds! We are switching up your typical vegan Chinese stir fry for this flavourful and super colourful shredded Chinese potato dish.

I really like this dish because with simple ingredients you create a super flavourful and somewhat exotic tasting meal. It's very easy to make and it will take your vegan Chinese stir fry game to the next level. 

We were inspired by the classic Sichuan recipe that is usually made with potatoes only. This is how you find it in most small restaurants in that region and some homes, as well. There are places where they add a few other things. That's the route we are taking to make it more of a meal than just a side dish. 

Chinese Stir Fried Shredded Potatoes ingredients

The main ingredient in this recipe is our beloved potatoes. There are so many different ways to cook potatoes! And, since their taste is so subtle, it's really easy to pair them up with all sorts of different ingredients.

Also, potatoes are really affordable and available year-round in almost every corner of this planet. So, if you are on a budget or you need to make a quick and delicious dish for a large number of people, this shredded Chinese potato recipe is perfect for you! 

We mixed in carrots and green bell pepper to add more color and make our dish much more nourishing. Everything needs to be cut in juliennes so the cooking process is a lot quicker. Try to cut them as even as possible. But, if using a knife is not your forte you can always use a shredder. Or if you have a mandoline slicer, even better! 

Shredded Potatoes carrot and bell pepper

This recipe is super easy to make but to get the most out of it you will have to pay attention to the little details. Once we have the veggies evenly cut, we need to heat up a big wok or frying pan. Leave it on the heat for a few minutes to make sure it's warm before we are ready to throw in the veggies. This will help cook everything evenly and allow the veggie to stay a bit crunchy. 

Before the veggies go in the wok, we fry the Sichuan peppercorns until fragrant. This extra step will enhance the taste and make your dish even more delicious. Sichuan peppercorns are not hot, they have lemony tones which add a very unique taste to food. So make sure you use this kind, they are easy to find at most supermarkets. 

Another ingredient that will determine the taste of this dish is the vinegar. We are using rice vinegar, which is not as acid and it has a really subtle sweet flavour. The combination of rice vinegar, with sichuan peppercorns and soy sauce is what makes this dish so special and delicious. 

Add a side of quinoa to turn this side dish into a wholesome and nourishing meal. You and your family will absolutely love it! 

Chinese Stir Fried Shredded Potatoes top down

Ingredients
7
Prep time
15 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 2
Allergens: Quinoa, Soy

Ingredients

For the quinoa

  • 128 g quinoa (washed)
  • 355 ml water

For the shredded potato

  • 2 tbsps canola oil
  • 2 medium carrot (julienne)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper (julienne)
  • 453 g mealy potato (wash and remove skin then julienne)
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sichuan peppercorns (crushed)
  • 2 tbsps soy sauce

Directions

  1. Cook the quinoa until the water is all absorbed (around 15-20 minutes).
  2. Prepare a big bowl with water and add the skinned potatoes while you julienne the rest of them.
  3. Add the julienned potatoes to the water as well to avoid them turning brown.
  4. Use a big wok or frying pan and heat up the oil, add the sechuan pepper and fry until fragrant.
  5. Add garlic for about 5 seconds and then add the potatoes for about 3 minutes, then add the rest of the veggies.
  6. Stir fry on high heat for 3 more minutes until the outside of the potatoes is slightly soft and the inside still a little bit crisp.
  7. Add rice vinegar ans soy sauce and give it a good stir, adjust taste and enjoy!

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