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Prep 10 minutes
Total 50 minutes

Lebanese Batata Harra

Batata Harra is a Lebanese spicy potato side dish. You only need a few ingredients to make this wonderful dish. It is very flavourful and makes a great side dish. To make it healthy, I have roasted the potatoes until crispy. (The potato cubes can also be double fried as done in Lebanon). These are then coated with a spicy sauce made using garlic, chilli flakes and lots of coriander leaves. The spice level can be adjusted according to your taste buds. I have used Seaweed Crisps from Abacus Foods. This is optional, feel free to skip them.

Serves
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ingredients
  • Potatoes: 4 (Large)
  • Salt: 1 tsp
  • Olive oil: 2 tbsp
  • Seaweed crisps: 10 (crushed)

Sauce

  • Olive oil: 3 tbsp
  • Garlic: 3 cloves (grated)
  • Chilli flakes: 1 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper powder: 1/5 tsp
  • Coriander leaves: 1/2 cup (chopped finely)

Lebanese Batata Harra

Batata Harra is a Lebanese spicy potato side dish. You only need a few ingredients to make this wonderful dish. It is very flavourful and makes a great side dish. To make it healthy, I have roasted the potatoes until crispy. (The potato cubes can also be double fried as done in Lebanon). These are then coated with a spicy sauce made using garlic, chilli flakes and lots of coriander leaves. The spice level can be adjusted according to your taste buds. I have used Seaweed Crisps from Abacus Foods. This is optional, feel free to skip them.

Step 1:

Pre-heat the oven at 230C.

Step 2: Prep the potatoes

Wash and peel the skin of the potatoes ( I have used baking potatoes). Cut them in equal sized cubes. Rinse to take off the excess starch. Pat them dry properly using kitchen towels.

Step 3:

Line a baking tray with baking paper. Spread the potato cubes. Add salt and olive oil. Mix and coat each cube using the salt and olive oil. Spread them onto a single layer.

Step 4:

Place the baking tray in the middle rack of the oven and roast the potatoes for 30-35 minutes, turning once after 20 minutes. Cook them until they are crisp and golden.

Step 5:

In the meantime, prepare the herb sauce. In a frying pan, add olive oil. Let it heat up. Add the grated garlic, chilli flakes, chopped coriander leaves and pepper powder. Cook them for a minute. Switch off the flame.

Step 6:

Once the potatoes are nice and crisp, add the potatoes into the sauce and mix well. Sprinkle with Seaweed Crisps.

Enjoy them on their own or as a side dish!