Perfectly Spicy Batata Harra
There's nothing better than a plate of roasted spicy potatoes.
- 1 kg potatoes
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 cup green coriander or parsley
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp hot sauce such as Sriracha
- salt to taste
- Roasting tray
- Chopping board
I will be honest with you. No matter what fancy food I try, potatoes still remain one of my favorite ingredients to eat. Give me some roasted spicy potatoes and garlic sauce, and I won't ask for anything else for days.
We discovered this recipe last year when we've visited Malta and had dinner at the best Lebanese restaurant we've ever been to - Ali Baba. Everything we've eaten that evening was superb, but truth be told, these Lebanese spicy potatoes were the only dish I dared to try and recreate.
I am sure that this is not the official recipe, but the result is similar to what Chef Hany Harb served us.
- You will need to cut the potatoes into cubes or wedges. Now, as much as I like spicy potato wedges, I recommend you go with cubes for this dish.
- Top a baking tray with a parchment paper. Put the potato cubes on the tray, sprinkle them with 4 tbsp of olive oil and salt, and put them in the preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 F) for 30-35 minutes or until perfectly roasted.
- When the potatoes are done, heat up the rest of the olive oil in a pan. Grate the garlic and let it sit on medium heat for a couple of seconds. You don't want to burn it. Add the hot sauce and the lemon juice and stir well to combine.
- Take the pan off the heat, add the potatoes to the pan and blend them gently until they are all coated in the spicy goodness. Top them with chopped coriander or parsley and serve.
Lebanese cuisine is one of the oldest ones out there. More so, it has many influences, turning each bite you take into a delightful moment. I truly hope that one day, we will be able to eat at least their most famous breakfast in Beirut at the El Soussi Restaurant. Until then, we can only try and discover on our own their amazing recipes.
Now, if you are wondering about the batata harra calories, well, they are listed below, but I suggest you just go with the flow and enjoy food.
* These spicy potatoes go exceptionally well served with some sambousek.
** If you want to have a complete Lebanese menu, you can try making our Creamy Basbousa dessert as well.
*** Don't forget to tag us on Instagram when making this dish.
Nutrition Facts / Serving
- Calories 328
- Total Fat 21 g
- Cholesterol 0 mg
- Sodium 627 mg
- Potassium 1058 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 32 g
- Sugars 0 g
- Protein 7 g