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Omma’s Gamja Jorim (Braised Potatoes)

If you love potatoes, you will love this dish, not only because it tastes amazing, but because it takes so little effort to prepare.
5 from 1 vote


  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 large potatoes chopped into bite size pieces
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 3 Korean chili peppers can sub green peppers or jalapenos
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons soy sauce use GF to make the recipe GF
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


  • In a large pan over medium high heat, add 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil. When the oil is hot and shimmery, add 3 potatoes chopped into bite sized pieces
  • Allow the potatoes to cook in the pan for about 4 minutes, until they start to get browned. Then, add 3-4 cloves of minced garlic, 1/2 chopped red onion, and 3 sliced Korean chili peppers. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Continue to cook the veggies in the pan until onions start to grow translucent (~3 minutes). Add 1 ½ tbsp soy sauce and 1 ½ tbsp maple syrup. Stir until veggies are evenly coated.
  • Add 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. Then, cover the pan with a lid and reduce the heat to medium low. Cook for approximately 12 minutes, removing the lid every once in awhile to baste the potatoes with the braising liquid.
  • When potatoes are almost done cooking, remove the lid altogether and continue “basting” until liquid is reduced and thick and potatoes are tender.
  • Drizzle potatoes with 1 tsp of sesame oil and add 1 tsp of toasted sesame seeds, just before serving.
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