Chinese Potato Sticks



Chinese Potato Sticks

These Chinese potato sticks are a take-off of the western french fries, however these are flavored with soy sauce and chili. Try these for a change of pace in your game day menu.Note: You can change the number of people served by placing your cursor over "Servings". The Ingredients will adjust to the new number of servings. 
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 1/2 pounds Russet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 red chili halved
  • 1 onion small, quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic halved
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt kosher
  • 1 pinch chili powder


  • Peel the potatoes and cut into thin slices along their length.  Cut the slices into matchsticks.  Blanch the potato sticks in boiling water for 2 minutes and drain well. Dry on absorbent paper towels.
  • Heat the oil in a preheated wok until almost smoking.  Add the chili, onion and garlic to the wok and stir-fry for 30 seconds.  Remove and discard the chili, onion and garlic.
  • Add the potato sticks to the oil and fry for 3-4 minutes, or until golden.  Add the soy sauce, salt and vinegar, reduce the heat and fry for 1 further minute, or until the potatoes are crisp.   
  • Remove the potatoes with a slotted spoon and drain thoroughly on paper towels.  Sprinkle with salt and eat.

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