Menu Close

Batata Harra – Spicy Lebanese Potatoes

Batata Harra - Spicy Lebanese Potatoes
Jump to Recipe Print Recipe

 

Batata Harra - Spicy Lebanese Potatoes

Batata harra is a Lebanese vegetable dish. It consists of potatoes, coriander, chilli, and garlic which are all fried together in olive oil.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine: Arab, Lebanese, Levantine, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Syrian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 133kcal
Author: The Cook

Equipment

  • 2 Baking Paper-lined Oven Trays
  • Cast-iron Skillet

Ingredients

For the potato preparation :

  • 1 kg Desiree potatoes, cut into 2½ - 3 cm cubes (see Notes 1 & 2)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • teaspoons salt

For the dish :

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds, or a little more than 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes (red pepper flakes), plus extra for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 lime , juice only of lime
  • 1 cup chopped fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 cup chopped fresh dill
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

For the potato preparation :

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F ; Gas Mark 6).
  • In a large bowl, toss the potato cubes with the olive oil and salt. Divide potatoes among 2 baking paper-lined oven trays. Transfer the trays to the oven and roast for 40 minutes, turning once, until golden. (see Note 3)

For the dish :

  • Heat the olive oil in a cast-iron skillet on medium. Stir in the garlic, red pepper flakes and coriander seeds. Cook for 2-3 minutes then add the turmeric and the lime juice.
  • Toss in the potatoes, and mix well to coat. Add ½ of the fresh coriander (cilantro), parsley and fresh dill. Cook for a further 4 minutes. Add salt and black pepper to your taste.
  • Remove from heat and top with more red pepper flakes (see Note 4) and the remaining fresh herbs.
  • Serve immediately as a snack or as an accompaniment to a larger meal. (see Note 5)
Rate & Comment on this this Recipe

Notes

  1. Sebago potatoes are another good potato type for this dish.
  2. The potatoes can be left unpeeled if you prefer.
  3. An alternative method of preparing the potatoes that I found whilst researching this recipe is as follows : Fill a deep-fryer or saucepan one-third full with oil and heat over medium heat to 180°C. (350°F ; Gas Mark 4 - 5) (or until a cube of bread turns golden in 10 seconds). Just before frying, season potatoes with salt. Working in 2 batches, gently lower potatoes into oil and fry, stirring, for 6 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Drain on paper towel.
  4. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper, if preferred.
  5. Batata harra can be left to cool and then used as a potato salad.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 629mg | Potassium: 926mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1735IU | Vitamin C: 37.9mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2.8mg
Tried this recipe?Mention @cooking_r or tag #aussietasterecipes!
Like this recipe?Follow us @csoftwareaustra

Comments via Facebook

You might also like :

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x
Send this to a friend
blank
Hi There - We notice that you have an ad-blocker
Plenty of visitors do. All we ask is that you please consider sharing us or commenting on the post as a nice gesture.
Thank you for visiting The Taste of Aussie
blank
Your Information will never be shared with any third party.
OR
blank
Cooking is Easy
Do you like lobsters? We teach chefs to cook better. Subscribe now and get a free invitation to our cooking class!
We never share your data with 3rd parties.
2018 (С) All rights reserved.
blank
Simple.
This is Photoshop's version of Lorem Ipsum. Proin gravida nibh vel velit auctor aliquet. Aenean sollicitudin, lorem quis bibendum auctor, nisi elit consequat ipsum.
2018 (C) All rights reserved.
{loginbox-username}
{loginbox-password}
{loginbox-remember}
{loginbox-submit}
Enter Your Details
Remember Me
Got Freebies?
Designer? Try our weekly freebies pack! Subscribe now and we will send you this week’s pack immediately.
Your Email
2016 (С) All rights reserved.
Enter Your Account
blank
{loginbox-username}
{loginbox-password}
{loginbox-remember}
Remember Me
{recaptcha}
{loginbox-submit}
blank
blank
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY
Just one step to success!
Don't Miss Out!
Stay in touch with us by receiving our monthly newsletter of new recipes and related food posts.
Aussie Taste
Recipe Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter and keep up with our latest recipes and cooking information.
Subscribe Now
Fresh berries straight from da woods. Get a 50% discount by subscribing to our free newsletter.
blank
blank
Cooking is Easy
Do you like lobsters? We teach chefs to cook better. Subscribe now and get a free invitation to our cooking class!
We never share your data with 3rd parties.
2018 (С) All rights reserved.
Aussie Taste
Subscribe to our newsletter and get cooking help, food information, and wholesome healthy recipes
2017 (C) All rights reserved.
Aussie Taste Recipes
Enjoy our recipe newsletter with plenty of cooking information and straight forward recipes
Follow Us.
This is Photoshop's version of Lorem Ipsum. Proin gravida nibh vel velit auctor aliquet. Aenean sollicitudin, lorem quis bibendum auctot mauris. Morbi accumsan ipsum velit. Nam nec tellus a odio tincidunt auctor a ornare odio. Sed non taciti sociosqu.
2017 (C) All rights reserved.