Chinese French Fries

When we were little, my mom used to name some of her classic dishes after more westernized foods so that my sister and I would be more receptive to them. Of course, this was before I became the worldly, confident individual I am now*. At the time, as a second-generation kid growing up in America, I’d much preferred a McDonald’s Happy Meal to whatever delicious five-dish Chinese meal my mom was preparing. It took me leaving home (for college) to really appreciate the home cooking I had taken for granted all that time.

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Which brings me to Chinese French Fries. What an oddly named dish, right? This side dish or meal accoutrement is so easy to make – and yet I had never made it myself until recently. It’s a savory julienned potato dish that goes great with rice, any number of main dishes and I especially enjoy it with tomato egg. Happy cooking!

Ingredients

  • 1-2 Russet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil

Instructions

  1. Peel potatoes, then slice them julienne-style into thin, even strips.
  2. Heat up oil in a pan, then toss potatoes in. Keep tossing as it cooks and add soy sauce after a minute of cooking. It should sizzle!
  3. Salt as needed.

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