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Pan-fried Potatoes, Gamja-bokkeum

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quick n easy
kid friendly
prep time: 
10 min
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0 min
cooking time: 
10 min
total time: 
20 min

Another great way to turn ordinary potatoes into a great side dish. It's quick and easy too!

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Potato 감자 (small)
½ Onion (Medium) 양파
2 tspVegetable Oil 식용유
2 tspSalt 소금
1 tspBlack Pepper 후추

Use a non-stick pan if you can.

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Ingredient amounts in the recipe instructions are for the default serving size.
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Ingredient amounts in the recipe summary are for the default serving size.

1. Peel & Wash

Peel 3 small potatoes and ½ onion. Wash them thoroughly.

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  • 3 potatoes
  • ½ onion


2. Cut

Julienne potatoes into long strips (2” X ⅛” X ⅛” or 5cm x 0.2 cm x 0.2cm).

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Julienne potatoes

(2” X ⅛” X ⅛” or 5cm x 0.2 cm x 0.2cm)

3. Cut

Slice ½ onion.

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Slice ½ onion

4. Soak

Soak potatoes in water for 2 min.

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Soak potatoes in water

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5. Drain

Let it drain for 5 min.

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6. Pan-fry potatoes

Put 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil and the potatoes in a pan. Do NOT preheat! Hot oil may splash everywhere because of the moisture in the potatoes. Pan-fry while stirring constantly on high heat for 3 min or until golden brown. Lower the heat to low and pan-fry for 5 min or until the potatoes become soft. Stir frequently.

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Pan-fry while stirring

  • High Heat image: highheat.png image: clock.png 3 min
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • sliced potatoes

Lower heat

Pan-fry Low Heat image: lowheat.png image: clock.png 5 min

7. Onion

Add the onion and pan-fry for 2 min while stirring.

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Add onion

Pan-fry while stirring

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8. Finish

Add 1-2 teaspoons of salt (taste and add gradually) and ½ teaspoon of black pepper and mix well. Serve on a plate. Enjoy!

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  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper


Serve & enjoy!