The Missus has been requesting these for a while, so today I thought I'd take a shot at making them.
You may not recognize the name, but once you look at them you'll realize that these are the sweet-savory-sometimes spicy potatoes that are delivered to your table as panchan.
This wasn't much of a problem as I had all the ingredients at home..... except for the potatoes. I wanted it a bit spicier than I usually get them so I added red pepper powder and kochujang. Another easy recipe, but quite good.
A couple of notes; the "mulyeot" I use is malt syrup, not colored corn syrup, which is cheaper, but at least to my palate doesn't taste the same. The Kochujang I use usually has glutinous rice powder and soybean in it. There are versions that use other ingredients.
2 lb russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2" - 3/4" cubes, rinsed to remove excess starch.
1 small onion sliced thin
6 cloves garlic sliced thin lengthwise
Red Pepper Powder to taste (optional)
2 Tb Canola Oil
Sesame Oil to taste
1/4 Cup light soy sauce
1/4 Cup water
3 Tb Mulyeot (Malt Syrup)
3 Tb granulated sugar
1 Tb Kochujang
3 cloves garlic finely minced
- Mix the ingredients for the sauce, and set aside.
- Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add the oil.
- Add the onions and garlic(and red pepper powder if desired), saute until translucent.
- Add the potatoes and saute.
- When the potatoes start to brown, add the sauce and bring to a boil.
- Turn down the heat to a low simmer, and cover.Stir every 2 minutes or so until the potatoes are cooked through.
- You may add more liquid if necessary.
- When the potatoes are cooked through, remove from heat and add sesame oil to taste, and stir to incorporate.
- Cover and let sit until cool.
- Serve at room temperature or cooler.
It sure was nice to have a sunny day...... and San Diego always looks much better after a good rain has scrubbed the skies. While the Missus wanted to sleep in, I thought I'd take a drive, and ended up at Presidio Park. The Missus and I used to go there regularly when we lived in the Mission Valley area, often packing a nice bento or sandwich lunch. Since we've moved, we haven't been back very often. But on days like today, it sure is a beautiful, and tranquil place.
Across from the park area was the location of Fort Stockton, and the monument to the Mormon Battalion.
And even though the Missus decided on sleeping in, I was by no means alone......
It made for a nice little diversion.....
I hope everyone had a great weekend!