Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Sambal Potato Wedges (Sambal Goreng Kentang)


I love potatoes. If I had my way, I would eat them everyday. But alas I cannot. I cannot eat too many carbs lest I grow even bigger. Gaarrgh.... carbs, why do you make me fat?

When I saw the recipe for Sambal Goreng Kentang, I simply could not resist. My favorite carb deep fried and then coated with spicy sambal. How heavenly is that?


From experience, I know that potatoes take a while to cook. To save time, I steamed the potatoes whole and after that I cut them into wedges. Then they were deep fried till golden brown.


The sambal is made of dried chilies, onions and garlic. I already have blended chilies in the fridge and all I had to do was pound the onions and garlic.


These spicy potato wedges were very nice. I could eat a whole bowl in front of the TV. A nice change from potato chips heh..heh...

Sambal Potatoes (Sambal Goreng Kentang)
Recipe source : Adapted from Senangnya Memasak Sambal dan Sos (page 19)

Ingredients :
- 3 russet potatoes, peeled and steamed whole until 1/2 cooked
- 1 big onion, sliced
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp blended chilies
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp tamarind juice

Method :
1. Cut each of the potatoes into 8 wedges. Deep fry until golden brown. Drain and set aside.
2. Pound/blend the onion and garlic until fine.
3. Heat oil in wok and fry blended onion/garlic and chili paste until aromatic and oil rises to the top.
4. Add salt, sugar and tamarind juice and continue to fry for about 1 minute.
5. Add the fried potatoes and stir to coat.

28 comments:

  1. I love carby stuff too! Sweet potatoes, normal potatoes and yam.. I like! Just yesterday I cook yam together with dried shrimps, garlic and spring onions.. very yammy!

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    1. Oh...I love yam too! My fav at the restaurant is the deep fried yam ring :)

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  2. i've also loved potatoes since i was a kid. sambal potatoes isn't the recipe i'd immediately think of for potatoes (i love curry potatoes though), but it looks very tempting!

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    1. Potatoes have a big following and I am a devoted fan!

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  3. My girl would enjoy this - she loves potatoes!

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  4. I cook this all the time too...but with sambal made by my mother. I see you threw in some fried ikan bilis for good measure (mine is made with ikan bilis too). But only 3 potatoes, where got enuf? :D

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    1. I bet your mum's sambal is awesome! Care to share? Yup, 3 potatoes was not enough. It was to prevent me from overeating hee..hee...

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    2. I would love to share my mom's sambal recipe if I knew how it was made. When I said sambal made by my mother...I meant it was given to me in ready-made form....in a tub (and I just spoon it out into the pan)...haha! :D

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    3. Lucky you to get ready supply from your mum hee..hee..

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  5. Adoi nyesal masuk blog PH ni tengahari buta camni...terus rasa lapa..peberet ni sambal kering2 camni...gud idea untuk sahur

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    1. hee..hee.. Sedap kentang masak macam ni, Lina. Nak masak lagi :)

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  6. I love to eat potatoes but am scared of the carb too. And I could eat many bowls of your delicious sambal potato wedges sambal goreng as long as they are not too spicy. Those that I have tried so far are on the sweet side more than spicy side.

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    1. I am craving for more. Oh dear. LOL!

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  7. I am a TV couch potato myself, so this food would naturally please me.
    This is amazing that we could eat wedges with sambal. You are so creative with wonderful cooking ideas.

    #PandaiPH #PH-PotatoHighness #WeLovePH

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    1. LOL! Now your comments come with hashtags :D

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  8. I believe this must be yummy with the savoury, sourish, sweet tastes and fragrant, too.

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    1. Very yummy! I want to make some more hee..hee..

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  9. I never tasted sambal potato wedges. Must be appetizing.

    I like potato wedges, just fried as it is

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    1. I like plain potato wedges too. Can't stop eating them.

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  10. I just made some yesterday for buka puasa. Not the wedges version but the crisps style version. :)

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  11. Potato is my favourite too! High five!

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  12. Why, o why do carbs have to make us big and fat? I love carbs and potato is one of them. No wonder I find it so hard to lose weight. Looks like easy recipe...maybe I will try out one day...

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    1. I struggle to lose weight all the time because I can't resist carbs :(

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  13. This my fevret too. Selalu buat ni, ingat petang ni no buat juga untuk berbuka.

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    1. Sedap, kan? PH punya fevret juga.

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