This Chinese potato with minced meat is a very common Chinese home cooking dish.
I noticed in the UK and other European countries that the potato is taken
as one of the main resource of carbohydrate similar to bread or pasta.
However in China the potato is usually used as the vegetable.
For example, we do have the dish like Chinese potato salad but it is completely different to those from the West. In Chinese cooking, the potato can be sliced or shredded then fried just like other normal vegetables.
You won't see the baked version of potato, because traditional Chinese kitchen does not use or have the oven (except microwave oven). The big chunks of potato are usually red cooked (slow braised) with the meat, such as our family dish Red Cooked Rib Potato.
This Chinese potato dish, the shredded potato stir fried with minced meat, is a very common Chinese home cooking dish.
Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 15 mins
- 250g minced beef or pork
- 4 medium sized potatoes
- 1 tbsp oil for meat and 1 tbsp oil for potato
- 1 tsp Chinese chilli bean paste
- 1 tsp dark soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp sugar
Method for Chinese Potato with Minced Meat
- First, to remove the potato skin.
- Use a shredder to turn the potato into the thin shreds.
- Cut the ginger into thin slices. Cut the leek into 3cm length, trim and finely shred lengthways.
- Heat the wok till very hot, add oil. Add chilli bean paste to fry till aromatic.
- Add the minced meat to stir fry, add dark soy sauce, salt and sugar. Fry about 5 minutes till cooked through and the liquid is almost gone. Take the meat out. Set aside.
- Add oil and wait till high heat, add leek to fry 2 minutes or till aromatic. Then add potato shreds and salt, stir fry about 4-5 minutes.
- Once potato is cooked, add the cooked meat. Stir and mix well, for about 2-3 minutes.
- Put the potato and meat in a serving plate, served with hot rice straight away.
- Remember to wash away the starch from the potato; otherwise the potato won’t be crunchy.
- Some people would prefer to splash a little bit vinegar when fry the potato, which helps to keep the crunchiness of potato. If you don't mind the taste of vinegar, you may try this.
- If you like the spicy food, use some green chillies or red dry chillies, taste is great too.
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(Post: 13/10/2013; update: 09/05/15)
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