Lebanese Fried Potatoes With Cilantro and Garlic - Batata Harra

Lazy Home Cook
by Lazy Home Cook
3 people
45 min

Crispy fried potatoes with fresh cilantro and some garlic goodness.

The potatoes are flavorsome and have a little kick thanks to the chili flakes, hence the name “Batata Harra” that is literally translated as “spicy potatoes”

This potato dish is popular throughout the Middle East and is very simple to make with only 5 ingredients!

There are two ways to cook these delicious potatoes: either deep-fried or roasted. Although, traditionally, potato cubes are deep-fried, many people also prefer to roast the potatoes. Out of these two methods I prefer the fried potatoes one, so that’s the recipe that I’ll share today!

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Lebanese Fried Potatoes With Cilantro and Garlic - Batata Harra
Recipe details
  • 3  people
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 5 potatoes (900 gr), cut into 1 cm cubes (≈ half inch)
  • 4 big garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bunch cilantro (about 25 gr) + a bit more for garnish, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp chili flakes
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Salt/pepper

Pat dry the potatoes.
Heat oil in a large pan over medium/high heat.
Add the potatoes to the pan and fry until golden/brown and cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove from oil and drain.
Now, fry the garlic until slightly golden.
Add chili and fresh cilantro, give it a quick stir.
Then add the fried potatoes and stir until the potatoes are well coated. Season with salt and pepper.
Garnish with fresh cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
  • Sandy Cooper Sandy Cooper on Oct 30, 2021

    How much oil?

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    • Pat Winkelmayer Pat Winkelmayer on Nov 08, 2021

      In the "tips" on her website (address shown above) she refers to deep frying the potatoes. If you don't have a deep fryer, try a 1/2 inch of oil or a little more.🙂

  • Marcie Marcie on Oct 30, 2021

    Are you pan frying or deep frying? Immersing the potatoes or just cooking in a thin amount of oil? Do you drain the oil from the pan before adding garlic, pepper and cilantro?

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    • Linda Linda on Nov 09, 2021

      Either way will get the job done. Obviously less oil is healthier.