Fiery Red Pepper Potatoes Recipe -
Fiery Red Pepper Potatoes Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Fiery Red Pepper Potatoes

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"This is a traditional and uniquely-flavored Korean side dish."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Whisk the soy sauce and cayenne pepper in a small bowl until the cayenne pepper is dissolved; set aside.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook the potatoes in the hot oil until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the onions, bell pepper, and sesame seeds; cook 1 minute more. Pour the soy sauce mixture over the potatoes; cook and stir until the liquid is completely absorbed, 1 to 2 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 30, 2012

I liked this! I used a can of new potatoes (it's all I had), and the store was out of red bell peppers, so I used orange. I also was out of sesame seeds, but I made do without. Here's a hint- for that "fiery" flavor, don't premix the cayenne and soy sauce. Start at step two, and then add the cayenne and soy sauce directly to the potatoes and veggies. Up the cayenne to a full teaspoon like I did. A pinch of pepper will light the match, but a tablespoon will give you fire. ;)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 02, 2009

The recipe didn't say what kind of potatoes to use, so I used russett. As soon as I put the sauce in, it was clear that the author meant to use significantly smaller potatoes. I put probably 5 times the amount of soy and cayenne in and it was still bland and tasteless from too much potato versus other ingredients. Even if I had used smaller potatoes, they still would have come out tasting like ordinary breakfast potatoes and not anything special. I actually wound up turning these into breakfast burritos, adding eggs, salsa and sour cream wrapped in a flour tortilla. They were really good like that.


9 Ratings

May 06, 2012

Excellent! I didn't have any sesame seeds so I added a little sesame oil to the sauce. I used one small red pepper and one small yellow pepper. Made with small russett potatoes. "Fiery" really isn't a great representation of the taste of this dish, but it was still delicious. Will most definitely make again!

May 27, 2015

I would definitely make this again! It's quick and tasty. I recommend increasing the soy sauce to 2 T., as well as cooking the potatoes at least 10 minutes in the oil. I felt more comfortable measuring the cayenne. I used 1/8 teaspoon, and it was just right for us.

Dec 21, 2013

I make this ALL THE TIME. Love it. I add a little more cayenne.

Aug 28, 2013

I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil. It's taste better for us!

Aug 28, 2013

I don't understand what difference it makes what kind of potato you use. As long as you cut them into bite sized pieces. I used russets. I used peanut oil and sautéed the potatoes with the cayenne so the potatoes would absorb the heat in the cayenne. Then added the other ingredients. Very good.

Dec 20, 2012

I was looking for something quick to go with some rice and chick peas I had on hand (based on the Spiced Quinoa recipe found on this site - made with rice instead of quinoa). This fit the bill. I had to add a little water after frying the potatoes and onions (no green onions on hand, so I used one small onion). When potatoes were cooked through, I let the liquid evaporate then added the remaining ingredients (increasing both the cayenne and soya sauce as other reviewers noted). A winner for all the family - even my kids who are not big red pepper fans.


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  • Calories
  • 198 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.3 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 5 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 352 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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