Potato Side Dish 06: Gamja Jorim or Korean Braised Potatoes
This potato side dish is a traditional dish in Korean cuisine. It pairs perfectly with Korean BBQ, steamed rice, and more. The sweet and salty soy sauce pairs perfectly with the soft and delicate potatoes to create something that can best be described as “yum!”
Gamja Jorim-Korean Potatoes
- 4 ½ c. baby potatoes peeled
- ½ c. water
- ¼ c. soy sauce
- ¼ c. sugar
- 1 tbsp. dark soy sauce
- 4 cloves garlic smashed
- 1 tbsp. sesame oil
- 1 tsp. sesame seeds for garnish
- This recipe is crazy easy and quick. Place all of your ingredients into a stock pot and add an additional ¼ cup of water. Cover the pot and bring it to a boil over high heat. When the mixture begins to boil, lower the temperature to medium-low and allow it to simmer (still covered) for 15-20 minutes. The potatoes should be tender but not falling apart.
- When the potatoes are tender, remove the lid and allow the sauce to thicken by turning the heat up to medium-high for about 5 minutes. When the sauce has thickened, remove it from the heat and add the sesame oil. Then garnish with sesame seeds and serve!