【Chinese mushrooms and potatoes in savory soy sauce】
You should try this all vegetable dish, amazingly good.
Prepare time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 3 servings
1) 3 medium potatoes (400g);
2) 25 small dried Chinese mushrooms;
3) 1.5 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp freshly chopped green onion, 2-3 slices of ginger, 1 anise star, 2 cloves;
4) 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tbsp light soy sauce, 1 tbsp premium soy sauce, 1 tbsp dark soy sauce, 1/2 cup water;
5) 1 tsp sesame oil.
1: Ahead of time, soak dried mushrooms in cold water for a couple of hours, rinse with water and drain. Peel off potato skin (Picture 1), rinse and pat dry with a paper towel. (You can leave the skin on if you prefer). Cut each potato in 2 equal portions lengthwise then cut into 3 equal-size cubes.
2: Heat 1.5 tbsp olive oil in a non-stick sauté pan over medium-high heat, add potato cubes (Picture 2) and cook on high heat for about 3-4 minutes until the side turns golden brown. Turn over cook for 2-3 minutes again for each side (Picture 3). Remove from the pan and set aside.
3: Sauté chopped green onion, sliced ginger, anise star and cloves for 30 seconds (Picture 4). Then add mushrooms, stir and cook for 1 minute. Add all ingredients of Ingredient 4) and bring to a boil (Picture 5).
4: Add potatoe cubes, stir, cover with the lid and cook at medium-low heat for a few minutes, stir occasionally (Picture 6).
5: Remove the lid and continue cook on medium-high heat until the sauce is reduced down to about 2 tablespoons. Add 1 tsp sesame oil, stir to mix. Transfer to a serving plate and serve immediately.