Spicy Fried Potato

One of my childhood specialities…

I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of dishes I’ve made when I was young. As I’ve already mentioned flan is one of my childhood specialities. In addition to flan, I’ve also made meat cutlets, chili chicken and this spicy fried potatoes. During weekends or on holidays, when I needed an extra kick for my lunch I used to make this spicy fried potatoes. Potatoes have never disappointed me, they taste delicious regardless of how it’s made. However, fried potatoes always get a special place in my heart. That’s why I cannot resist french fries and potato chips…

This is a very easy to make side dish, all you have to do is to marinate the diced potatoes and fry it in the oil till golden brown. Yumminess in no time. You can serve this along with any meals or as a fried snack to munch on.

Spicy Fried Potatoes

Serves: 4, if you are willing to share 😛

Ingredients

To marinate potatoes

  • Potatoes, diced evenly- 5 to 6 white/yellow potatoes
  • Chili powder- 1 1/2 tsp or more depending on your spice level
  • Turmeric powder- 1/8 tsp
  • Ground pepper- 1/4 tsp
  • Salt- to taste

Other ingredients

  • Oil- enough to deep fry
  • Curry leves- 1 sprig

Instruction

  • Peel off the potato skin using a peeler and dice it evenly.
  • In a large bowl, marinate the diced potatoes along with chili powder, turmeric powder, ground pepper and salt, keep aside for 10 minutes or longer.
  • Place a frying pan or non-stick pan over medium heat, let it turn hot and add oil to the pan.
  • Add the curry leaves into the oil.
  • Add potatoes without crowding and fry till it has turned golden brown in color.
  • Don’t fry the potatoes over high heat as it till burn easily.
  • Using a slotted spoon transfer to a paper towel and let it absorb the excess oil.
  • Place the fried potatoes in a bowl, sprinkle with a few pinches of salt and serve hot.

Tips:

  • You could add any kind of seasonings to marinate the potatoes.

 

Spicy Fried Potato
Serves: 4 people
 
Ingredients
To marinate potatoes
  • Potatoes, diced evenly- 5 to 6 white/yellow potatoes
  • Chili powder- 1½ tsp or more depending on your spice level
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
Other ingredients
  • Oil- enough to deep fry
  • Curry leves- 1 sprig
Instructions
  1. Peel off the potato skin using a peeler and dice it evenly.
  2. In a large bowl, marinate the diced potatoes along with chili powder, turmeric powder, ground pepper and salt, keep aside for 10 minutes or longer.
  3. Place a frying pan or non-stick pan over medium heat, let it turn hot and add oil to the pan.
  4. Add the curry leaves into the oil.
  5. Add potatoes without crowding and fry till it has turned golden brown in color.
  6. Don't fry the potatoes over high heat as it till burn easily.
  7. Using a slotted spoon transfer to a paper towel and let it absorb the excess oil.
  8. Place the fried potatoes in a bowl, sprinkle with a few pinches of salt and serve hot.
Notes
You could add any kind of seasonings to marinate the potatoes.