Honey Chilli Potatoes

Made with deep fried potatoes coated with chilli sauce, honey and a mixture of garlic, vinegar, salt, pepper and chilli flakes, this Chinese recipe can be made quicky and is ideal for parties and get-togethers. It is a favourite kids recipe and no Chinese food lover can ever say no to it. It goes well with drinks, cola and any summer beverage and though it is slightly heavy, is often served as a starter. If you are planning an all Chinese party, pair it with spring rolls and serve as an appetizer along with Manchaow soup or Hot and Sour Soup. Remember to serve small portions of this snack as it is quite filling. Also, serve it immediately or else it will turn soggy.

Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 300 gm potato
  • 1 finely chopped red chilli
  • 1 cup refined oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon refined oil
  • 1 teaspoon pureed tomato chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 clove finely chopped garlic
  • 1 clove finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoon corn flour
  • 4 pinches salt
  • 2 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 onion shallot
  • For The Garnishing
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 onion shallot
  • For Topping
  • 1 teaspoon refined oil
  • 1 teaspoon pureed tomato chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 clove finely chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar

Method:

  • Wash the potatoes and peel them clean. Now take a heavy pan and add 5 cups of water. Once the water reaches
  • the boiling point, add the potatoes and allow to simmer on low flame till they are almost done but not soft and
  • squishy.
  • In a bowl, mix together garlic, red chillies, salt, corn flour and mix well. Keep aside for 3 to 5 minutes. Now add
  • the potatoes and toss well so that the mixture completely coats them.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan over medium flame and deep fry the potatoes till they are crispy. You can also double
  • fry them if the required crispiness is not attained at one go. But ensure that they turn not too hard from inside.
  • Drain excess oil and place them on an absorbent paper. Now heat a little oil. Add chopped garlic, sesame seeds,
  • vinegar and tomato sauce, cook for a minute and turn off the heat. Add honey, seasonings and shallots and
  • pour over the potatoes.
  • Toss well. Sprinkle some more seasonings and the toppings you like to have more and serve immediately.
  • Leaving it for a while on the kitchen counter may take away its crunchiness.
  • It is an amazing starter recipe that tastes wonderful with any drink or even with tea and coffee.