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Potato and Pork Stir-fry

This is an easy and humble home-style dish (家常菜) which I totally enjoy with steamed rice (yes, double carbs!). The ingredients are cheap (about S$2) and really basic – one potato, half cup frozen peas, garlic and onion.

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It is also nutritious and easy to cook. Even though I name it a “stir-fry”, it is also much like a simple stew whereby the potatoes and pork are simmered for about 10 minutes in the braising sauce. This recipe is really flexible and you can adjust the taste and consistency of the sauce along the way with hot water and seasoning sauces.


sliced potato
Slice peeled potato to 1/2 cm thickness.

Roughly slice the onion.

marinated pork
Marinade minced pork with seasonings.

stir-frying onions and garlic
Heat oil in pan. Add onions and stir fry until they just start to soften. Add garlic and stir fry for 30 seconds.

stirfrying potatoes
Push onions and garlic to side of the wok, then add marinaded minced pork. Stir fry pork until semi-cooked, breaking the meat to smaller bits with your spatula while doing so. Add potato slices and stir fry for two minutes.

Potato and Pork Stir-Fry
Add sauce and seasonings. Stir to coat everything evenly in the sauce, then cover with lid and simmer for 10 minutes, adding the thawed vegetables half way through cooking time. Add hot water any time the simmering sauce runs dry. Season to taste and garnish with coriander before serving.

13 comments on “Potato and Pork Stir-fry”

  1. Oh, man, I love braised potatoes in dishes like this…we have pork and also some frozen ground turkey in the fridge. I’ll have to experiment! :)

  2. Wow. I cooked this dish for my family on last Monday too.. And my son loves it.. I used russet potato.. it is easy to cook.

  3. I also enjoy this homey dish! So so good!

  4. Hi Wiffy,

    I love your cooking style and great photos!
    We cook a variation of this dish nearly every week…the difference is that our potatoes, carrots and pork are cut into small cubes.
    We omit the fish sauce and use Kicap Manis (Malay style) instead of dark soy sauce.

  5. I love this type of stew esp with chicken too – I esp like the little wok serving dish thingy on the last pic

  6. Love this with white rice!

  7. I love simple and comfy dish like this one, just with rice would be enough and nice to eat with. ;)

  8. May I ask if I need to cook the potatoe before hand ?

  9. My fav home cooked dish. Thanks wiffy :D

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