In Korea, there are many rest stops along the major highways. The best thing about Korean rest stops is the different kinds of snack foods to try. Rest Stop Gamja is one of the popular rest stop foods. With less than five ingredients, you can make this delicious snack. Potatoes fried in butter with just the right amount of saltiness will make your mouth very happy. Try this someday.
Yield: 2 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- HyuGyeSo (휴게소) = Rest Stop
- GamJa (감자) = Potato
- 10 Baby Potatoes (About 10 oz)
- 2⅓ Cups Water
- 1 tsp Salt
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- Parsley Leaves for Garnishing (Optional)
Prepare 10 baby potatoes (about 10 oz). If you don’t have baby potatoes, you can cut normal potatoes into baby potato sized pieces.
Peel the potatoes, and keep them in cold water to prevent them from turning brown.
In a pan, add about 2⅓ cup of water, 10 baby potatoes, and 1 tsp of salt. Once the water starts to boil, cook them for about 15 to 20 minutes on high.
Poke the potato with a chopstick or fork to see if it is done. If it goes through smoothly it is done. Drain any leftover water if there is any.
Melt 2 Tbsp of butter in a pan.
Add the cooked potatoes into the heated pan, and fry them on medium-low.
Turn them occasionally so that the potatoes become evenly browned. Once the surface of the potatoes become golden brown, they are done. It is important not to fry them on high, so that they will absorb the butter flavor before burning.
Try one and sprinkle a little bit of salt on them if needed. If you have parsley, you can sprinkle some of that on them for garnishing. They taste best when they are warm and fresh. Enjoy!