Potato and vegetable bokkeum is one of the most common side dishes in Korean lunch boxes. There are several different types depending on how you make it, or what ingredients you use. Today, I will show you my version of fried potato and vegetables bokkeum. I love potatoes, and this is how I like my potatoes as a side dish. Frying just potatoes by themselves tastes great, but if you add other vegetables and especially hot peppers and garlic, it boasts the flavor in the dish. I am happy to share this delicious food with you.
Yield: 2 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- YaChae (야채) = Vegetable
- ChaeSo (채소) = Vegetable
- 2 Cups Potatoes
- ½ Cup Onion
- ¼ Cup Carrot
- ⅛ Cup Green Hot Pepper
- 1½ Tbsp Cooking Oil
- 1 tsp Minced Garlic
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Sesame Seeds
Julienne 2 medium potatoes thinly, you will get about 2 cups. Koreans usually use white potatoes, but I used what I had; they were yellow potatoes. So, I think you can use whatever potato you like. 🙂
Soak the potatoes in 2 cups of cold water for about 10 minutes to remove some of the starch. This helps improve the flavor and texture for the dish.
Remove the seeds from the hot pepper.
Julienne ½ cup worth of an onion, ¼ cup worth of a carrot, and ⅛ cup worth of a hot pepper thinly.
After 10 minutes, rinse the potato twice, and drain the water.
Pour 1½ Tbsp of cooking oil in a heated nonstick pan. Add the potato and fry for about 5 minutes on medium, or until the potatoes are half-cooked. Then add the carrot and onion to the pan.
Also add ½ tsp of salt. Cook it for another 5 minutes, or until all of the vegetables are done cooking.
Add the chopped hot pepper and 1 tsp of minced garlic. Fry for 3 minutes on medium-high. By adding the garlic and hot pepper last, you will get more flavor from them.
Turn off the heat and sprinkle ½ tsp of sesame seeds on top.
I ate this side dish for lunch today, and shared some with my son. He loved it. 🙂 Oops, we ate it all except for about 1 Tbsp. So poor Daddy could only sample it when he got home from work; my husband really liked it. I should make more for him someday soon. Enjoy!