Same as in western countries, potatoes play an important role on Chinese dining table; different from western countries, potatoes are eaten as dishes together with rice. There are many different ways to cook potatoes in China, such as stir-fired, stewed and in a salad. In all these different kinds of potato dishes, Sautéed Shredded Potato with Spicy and Sour Sauce is the most common and popular one.
Sautéed Shredded Potato with Spicy and Sour Sauce
3 dry chilli pepper
2 spring onion
2 clove of garlic
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp salt
- Peel the skin off the potatoes. Cut the potatoes into thin shreds, rinse with cold water twice. Keep the shreds in a big bowl, cover with cold water that mixed with white vinegar.
- Cut the spring onions into sections about 3 cm long. Separate the white part and the green part for later use. Cut the dry chilli pepper into small sections about 1 cm long. Finely chop the ginger and garlic.
- Heat up a wok over strong heat, add 2 tbsp of cooking oil. When the oil is hot, put the white spring onion parts in, stir until you get a nice smell then them take out. While waiting for the oil to get hot, drain the water from the potato shreds.
- Put the dry chilli pepper in, stir. Add ginger and garlic, keep stirring. When a nice smell comes out, put the potato shreds in, add vinegar and stir-fry for about 4 minutes. Add salt, mix well. Put the green spring onion bits in and stir for about 1 minute then take out.
Add white vinegar into the water to make the potato crunchy.