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Chinese potato stir-fry

Chinese Potato Stir Fry Recipe

Hot and crispy potato stir-fry is one of the most common home cooked meals on the Chinese family table.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2


  • 2 Potatoes
  • 2 Fresh green chillies
  • 2 Dried red chillies
  • 3 Pickled chillies you can use Sichuan peppercorns


  • A few tablespoons of White vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking oil (enough to stir fry)


  • Potatoes are washed, peeled and cut length-wise into even slices. (I personally prefer to use a knife, because it brings out a better flavor, but you can also grate them. In which case, you can skip step 2.)
  • Spread the potato slices out flat, and begin to cut into strips.
  • Fill a bowl with water and gently toss to rinse off excess starch, this will make the potatoes crispier.
  • After a few minutes of rinsing, empty the water, refill and repeat the process.
  • Slice all the peppers thinly. If you would like it to be less spicy, you can remove all the seeds.
  • Fill a pot with enough water to cover the potatoes, add the white vinegar, bring to a boil, add the potatoes, and boil for a few minutes. This will make the potatoes crispier also.
  • Add the appropriate amount of oil into the pan and pour in three types of chilli peppers. Stir in the potatoes and toss together.
  • Add salt, mix together. (Don’t stir-fry for too long, or the potatoes will become mushy. If you like a little more of an acidic taste, drizzle a small amount of vinegar along the side of the pot and toss together).
  • After everything is tossed and cooked to your liking, it is ready to serve!