Sautéed Shredded Potato with Spicy and Sour Sauce

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
400g potatoes
3 dry chilli pepper
2 spring onion
2 clove of garlic
5g ginger
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp salt
cooking oil

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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