Batatas harras (Lebanese spiced potatoes)

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Chunks of potatoes, fried with garlic, chilli and coriander leaves.

Batatas harras (Lebanese spiced potatoes)

Best recipe review

Almost like Bombay potoatoes


Nice and spicy

Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:173
Ready in:40 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:25 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:23rd October 2012


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  1. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and add the potatoes.
  2. Cook over a medium heat and when they are soft, add the garlic and chillies.
  3. Cook for a few minutes until the garlic is golden.
  4. Add salt to taste.
  5. Mix in the chopped coriander, stir and serve.

Serving suggestions

They will go with practically any Lebanese dish, but I also like them on their own as a snack or even for breakfast!


If you are unable to find the sort of chillies you want, you can use dried flakes instead.

Chef's notes

It is difficult to judge the amount of chilli to use, so you must try to work out for yourself how much you need. The norm would be about 3 medium strength chillies. I never bother removing the seeds. Avoid using chilli powder for this recipe if possible. --JuliaBalbilla 08:51, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

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