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Potato Side Dishes

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Here are 2 kind of side dishes ("gamja jorim" and "gamja chae bokkeum") using potatoes. Many Koreans prepare these for their children as part of their school lunch menus.
Ingredients
For gamja jorim
  Potatoes 2 , peeled (about 2 cup of diced potato)
  Onion 1 , peeled and cubed
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic cloves 2 , smashed and chopped
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Corn syrup 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1 Teaspoon
  Ground pepper To Taste
  Sesame seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For gamjachae bokkeum
  Potatoes 1 Medium
  Garlic cloves 2 , chopped
  Oyster mushrooms 2 Large
  Onion 1⁄2
  Salt To Taste
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Water 6 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1 Tablespoon
For garnish
  Chopped green onion 1 Teaspoon
  Chopped red bell pepper 1 Teaspoon
Directions

For gamja jorim
GETTING READY
1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into ½ to 1 inch cubes, rinse under cold water to remove starch.
2. Peel and cut the onion into cubes.

MAKING
3. In a hot pan, heat olive oil, put the potatoes in and saute until translucent.
4. Put in onion, garlic and water and stir to mix.
5. Reduce the heat to low and add in the soy sauce, sugar and corn syrup.
6. Stir well, cover with a lid and cook for 7 to 10 minutes for low medium heat or until the potatoes are tender.
7. Dribble in the sesame oil, and add pepper, stir and turn off the heat.

SERVING
8. Serve hot sprinkled with sesame seeds.

For gamjachae bokkeum
GETTING READY
1. Peel the potato and cut into thin slices, rinse the potato strips under cold water to remove starch.
2. Cut the mushrooms in thin slices and cut it into strips, and slice ½ of the onion.

MAKING
3. In a pan, heat olive oil and saute the potato strips.
4. Add in the water, cover with lid, lower the heat and simmer for 1 minute.
5. Add in onion, garlic and mushroom stir well to mix and allow to cook.
6. Season with salt, raise the heat, and drizzle with sesame oil and stir.

SERVING
7. Serve hot garnished with red bell peppers and green onion.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Korean
Servings: 
4

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shantihhh's picture
Great easy potato side dishes! Beautiful "King Mushrooms"-love those. Shanti/Mary-Anne