Food Monday ~ Fried Potatoes with a difference

I am very late today, please go easy on me as I am struggling a little today.  I’ll be grand tomorrow!

Fried Potatoes with a difference

Serves 4

  • 500g potatoes, grated and rinsed to extract the starch.
  • 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil.
  • 375g vegetables finely chopped; choose from broccoli, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, courgettes, leeks, mushrooms, onion, parsnips, peppers, runner beans or sweet corn.
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2.5cm piece of fresh root ginger, grated.
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Use a cloth to squeeze the excess moisture from the grated potato.  Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan or wok.  Fry the grated potato fot 5-10 minutes or until nearly cooked, stirring frequently.  Add the chosen vegetables, soy sauce, ginger and salt and pepper and fry briskly for a further 5-10 to cook the vegetables yet still keeping them crisp.  Serve hot.

13 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Fried Potatoes with a difference

  1. Baino

    Aww now I know you don’t eat dairy but I’d be so tempted to wack the lot into a ceramic baking dish, top with sprinkles of bacon, mozarella and sharp cheddar and call it Granymar’s Cheesy Vegie Bake! Then that’s just me. What you’ve described is a traditional SE Asian stir fry although we never put potatoes in stir fry. Asian vegies but no spuds. (I have to be careful because Europeans include India and neighbouring countries in “Asia” , which is quite proper, but to us it relates to Indo China)

  2. Ursula

    Grannymar, there are many ways to skin a cat, no doubt. Not that I have tried even one.

    Yet, rinsing GRATED pototoes with water is not only totally unnecessary but you’ll make a rod for your own back: What you are doing is putting water on top of water.

    Instead bung them into a sieve after grating and their juice will ouze out, with a little help from your knuckles. Then dry – not too scientifically – in a clean towel or kitchen tissue. Now you are on the way to a quick and delicious Rosti style potato pancake, the size of a blini or a fully grown frisbee. To be accompanied in a million ways.

    The dish you describe reminds me of what most mainland European countries do, not least Spain: However, they DICE the potato (smallish and evenly), rinse quickly, dry thoroughly, and then fry in a multitude of combos.

    And, no, I am not Gordon Ramsey, though I do swear at times – in the privacy of my own kitchen with everyone safely out of earshot.


  3. Nancy


    I got up very early this morning and made the fried potatoes. They are not very good. I want to ask you if I did anything wrong.

    I followed your recipe exactly. I put the potatoes,broccoli,cabbage,carrots,cauliflower,celery, courgettes,leeks,mushrooms,onions,peppers,runner beans and sweet corn all together in my frying pan and added all the spices you mentioned, but it really did not taste very good.

    Now I have to be honest. I was all out of parsnips so they were not included in the mix.

    Could that be the problem?

  4. steph


    Here’s my recipe for today…

    1. forget the blog
    2. put your feet up
    3. read a good book
    4. enjoy being waited upon

    I hope tomorrow is a better day.

    Steph (((hugs)))

  5. Darlene

    Yes, I agree with Steph. Rest, relax and enjoy being pampered. If we have to have a hip replaced to rate this attention we may as well make the most of it. It, fortunately, doesn’t happen often. Don’t let this opportunity go by without letting Elly spoil you.

  6. Lily

    Grannymar, sorry to hear you struggling a bit today. Yet you remain so optimistic, saying it will be better tomorrow.

    I hope each day it does get easier.

  7. Grannymar Post author

    Baino – Your version sounds good.

    Ursula – I try to keep my knuckles away from sieves and graters, I wouldn’t like to turn the potatoes red!

    Nancy – So long as you don’t put orange juice on it you will be OK! 🙄

    Steph – The day improved as it went along. I am enjoying being waited on, I will sure miss the company when I get back to normal.

    Judy – I do indeed.

    WWW – I am obeying orders today.

    Ramana – You always find time to say thank you. Thank you!

    Darlene – I am enjoying Ellys company and all she does for me.

    Kate – I love ginger.

    Lily – I am feeling better already and about to bed down for tonight. One night of pain in two weeks is not bad. I won’t complain.


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