Lebanese Spicy Potatoes (Batata Harra)
Lebanese Spicy Potatoes (Batata Harra)
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Absolutely brilliant combination of flavors. I made this on 29 June 2017 as a side dish to a chicken meal I made. You can make this as spicy as you want it, and let me tell you, local homemade red chili paste in a village, is spicy!
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Lebanese Spicy Potatoes (Batata Harra)
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Absolutely brilliant combination of flavors. I made this on 29 June 2017 as a side dish to a chicken meal I made. You can make this as spicy as you want it, and let me tell you, local homemade red chili paste in a village, is spicy!
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Cube your potatoes, I used 2 1/2 medium sized potatoes for just over 3 cups.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil, the potatoes the potatoes and boil for 10 minutes with 1 teaspoon of salt added. Remove potatoes and drain.
  3. Prep the other ingredients while the potatoes are boiling. Shown here my garlic, coriander, chili paste (one 1 teaspoon of that was used, a small bag lasts a while), and the lime juice. I use lime juice as it is everywhere, lemon juice on the other hand is not that easy to find, they can be used interchangeably.
  4. Take drained potatoes and fry in oil, drain potatoes on paper towels. (I actually for this step but the potatoes turned out perfect.)
  5. Heat olive oil in a non stick, large skillet, add garlic and chili paste, cook for just a minute or then add coriander and lemon (lime) juice, cook for a few minutes.
  6. Add the potatoes. The potatoes will cook through and the liquid will be absorbed.
  7. Cook until starting to browned, when the liquid is absorbed, the potatoes will be tender. Ready to serve. This is an excellent side dish.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Vietnamese Sandwich (Banh Mi Cha Lua)
Vietnamese Sandwich (Banh Mi Cha Lua)
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In Vietnamese, banh mi means bread, so the translation would be sausage sandwich. What makes this unique is what is added to the sandwich such as the pickled carrot and radish. I made these on 21 Nov 2017, excellent flavor, I really like the addition of the pickled carrot and radish. Cha Lua is a fully cooked sausage that is refrigerated when you buy them, so they can be eaten as is right from the fridge. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
1 sandwich 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 sandwich 5 minutes
Vietnamese Sandwich (Banh Mi Cha Lua)
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In Vietnamese, banh mi means bread, so the translation would be sausage sandwich. What makes this unique is what is added to the sandwich such as the pickled carrot and radish. I made these on 21 Nov 2017, excellent flavor, I really like the addition of the pickled carrot and radish. Cha Lua is a fully cooked sausage that is refrigerated when you buy them, so they can be eaten as is right from the fridge. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
1 sandwich 5 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 sandwich 5 minutes
Ingredients
Additional Fillings if Desired
Servings: sandwich
Instructions
  1. I pan fried the sausage, this is optional, in a splash of olive oil and seasoned only with lemon pepper.
  2. Cooked just to brown them up a bit. These are fully cooked when you buy them.
  3. I used the shortcut to make the pickled carrot and radish.
  4. Split the baguette or roll, spread mayo on both pieces, layer on some Vietnamese sausage, then the cucumber, pickled carrot and radish, coriander leaves, spring onions, top with the other half of the bread, enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variants: 1. Cook the sliced sausage in soy sauce and black pepper, then add to the roll. 2. Cook the sliced sausage with olive oil and lemon pepper.

Shortcut: Pickled Carrot and Radish.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Spicy Chicken-in-Rice (Rice Cooker)
Spicy Chicken-in-Rice (Rice Cooker)
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This is a recipe from a seasoning packet, Lobo brand. I made this on 1 Oct 2017 and I will state this will be my go to chicken and rice dish, very good flavor, next to no spiciness to it at all.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Spicy Chicken-in-Rice (Rice Cooker)
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This is a recipe from a seasoning packet, Lobo brand. I made this on 1 Oct 2017 and I will state this will be my go to chicken and rice dish, very good flavor, next to no spiciness to it at all.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
For the Chicken and Rice
Mixture used in the Dipping Sauce and Salad
For the Dipping Sauce
For the Cucumber Salad
Servings: servings
Instructions
For the Chicken and Rice
  1. This is the brand of seasoning for this chicken, Lobo brand. This packet contains TWO packets inside, for 4 servings, only one packet is used, so for 26 Baht, you can get two 4 serving meals out of it. Great value.
  2. Place the chicken in a bowl and add the contents of 1 seasoning packet for 4 servings, use both packets for 8 servings. coat the chicken with the seasoning mix and let sit for 15 minutes.
  3. Put the rice in the rice cooker, add the chicken and mix into the rice. Add the appropriate amount of water and switch on the rice cooker to Cook. While it is cooking, prepare the dipping sauce and cucumber salad if desired.
Mixture used in the Dipping Sauce and Salad
  1. Add all of the Mixture ingredients to a small pot and bring to a boil and stir well.
For the Dipping Sauce
  1. Add the ingredients for the Dipping Sauce to a mortar and grind up with the pestle. Add 3-4 tablespoons of Mixture and stir well, pour this into a small serving bowl.
For the Cucumber Salad
  1. Add the Salad ingredients to a bowl and the remaining Mixture and mix well.
To Serve
  1. Place rice and a piece of chicken in a bowl with the dipping sauce and cucumber salad on the side. Enjoy.
Recipe Notes

The chicken will cost about 35 Baht/500 grams of legs. For 4 servings this is about 26 cents per serving, even less if using quarters.

From a recipe on a spice packet.