Potatoes Sauted With Garlic and Cilantro - Batata ma3 Kizbra
A delicious Lebanese Appetizer Made With Potatoes and Cilantro.
Author: Mama's Lebanese Kitchen
4 large potatoes
1 bunch green cilantro (or ½ cup dried cilantro leaves)
5-8 large fresh garlic cloves, crushed
1 lemon, juiced
3 table spoons of olive oil
A dash of salt
Slice the potatoes into small cubes of about ¾ inch with a thickness of about ½ inch. Fry them in oil until they are golden/crispy (or alternatively bake them in the oven until they're crispy). Salt them lightly.
Meanwhile rinse the cilantro leaves then discard the stems, and chop the leaves very finely. Lay the leaves on a paper towel for a few minutes to dry the water from them.
In a deep frying pan, add the crushed garlic then saute it on medium heat in the 3 tablespoons of olive oil just for a couple of minutes. You want the garlic to stay a bit raw, not fully cooked, or otherwise if you overcook the garlic it looses its flavor.
Add a tiny pinch of salt, then add the chopped cilantro and the lemon juice to the garlic and saute/mix them well for a minute or two.
Finally add the fried potatoes to the pot, mix it well with the saute and cook it for 3-5 more minutes while stirring, and you're done.
BONUS: If you love spicy food, finely chop a bit of green jalapeno or Serrano peppers and add them during the cilantro saute
Serve hot or cold as an appetizer.
Recipe by Mama's Lebanese Kitchen - Traditional Lebanese Recipes at http://www.mamaslebanesekitchen.com/mezza/potatoes-saute-garlic-cilantro-batata-kizbra/