Lebanese Garlic Potatoes (Batata Harra)
This Lebanese-inspired recipe comes with some spice in the way of cayenne pepper and plenty of Mediterranean flavors.
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- 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper for medium heat (adjust to your heat preference)
- 1/2 tsp salt (adjust to taste)
- Juice of one lemon
- 3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
- Fill a pot with water and bring it to a boil. Add the potato cubes to the boiling water and cook them for about 8-10 minutes, or until they are tender but still firm. Drain the potatoes and set them aside.
- In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté until it becomes fragrant and slightly golden, being careful not to burn it.
- Add the cooked potato cubes to the pan and toss them with the garlic-infused oil.
- In a small bowl, combine the paprika, cayenne pepper, ground coriander, ground cumin, and salt. Sprinkle this spice mixture over the potatoes, ensuring that all the cubes are evenly coated.
- Sauté the potatoes for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they develop a crispy golden crust.
- Remove the pan from heat and drizzle the lemon juice and cilantro over potatoes. Toss them gently to distribute evenly.