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Lebanese Spiced Potatoes (Batata Harra)

Occasion: Ramadan

Total servings: 2.

Cuisine : Lebanon

Best for: All

Preperation time: 10 min.

Cook time: 18 min.


canola oil (for frying)


3 potatoes (peeled and cut into medium cubes)

2 tablespoons cooking onions, finely chopped

1 teaspoon garlic, minced

1 shake cayenne pepper (or to taste)

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped

1/8-1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

fresh ground black pepper, to taste

sea salt, to taste

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon lime juice, freshly squeezed


1 Heat canola oil and fry medium size cubed potatoes until crisp.

2 Remove onto a paper towel lined plate.

3 In another pan heat olive oil and add finely chopped onion, minced garlic, cayenne, ground coriander and finely chopped cilantro, saute then add the potatoes sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

4 Mix well and add lime juice.

5 Serve Immediately with garlic sauce such as Garlic Mayonnaise (Aioli) without the fresh cilantro added.

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