Kung Pao Potato wedges with cashew nuts is delicious and healthy Chinese style appetizer. Oven roasted potato wedges tossed in delicious slightly sweet and slightly spicy homemade Kung pao sauce will definitely tickle your taste buds. Follow the step by step recipe to make this scrumptious Kung pao potatoes at home.
Today, I am sharing one of my little ones favourite. He is a die hard potato lover and loves it in any form. Fries, chips, mash, roasted or curried, loves it all.
Do your kids love potato as well? Or is it just my little one.
I usually make a spicy style potato wedges that little A and big A love a lot. Oh and my friends too. It is just too delicious and I will be sharing the recipe with you soon.
But repeating the same old wedges is quite boring. So this time I amped up the oven roasted potato wedges by tossing it in this homemade slightly sweet slightly spicy Kung pao sauce. And added lots of golden fried cashew nuts for some crunch.
This healthy vegetarian friendly Chinese kung pao potato wedges makes a perfect tea time snack or appetizer. Also you can pair it with fried rice to make a perfect vegetarian chinese meal.
How to make Kung Pao Potato wedges?
This kung pao potato is a healthy appetizer and very simple to make. I roasted potato wedges with one tablespoon of olive oil and some salt and pepper. You can also fry the potato if you wish to. Or to make your work easy you can use store bought chunky potato chips or fries that you can roast in the oven and then toss it in the prepared homemade Kung pao sauce.
To make the kung pao sauce just mix soya sauce, vinegar, toasted sesame oil, sweet chilli sauce and sugar and keep it aside. Make a cornflour slurry and keep it aside.
In a pan heat oil and fry the cashew nuts (skip cashew nuts if you or your kid has nut allergy) until golden brown. Remove from the oil and keep it aside. Then add dried red chillies, ginger, garlic and bell pepper and fry for 3- 4 minutes. Then add crispy and roasted potatoes and toss everything well. Pour in the prepared kung pao sauce and mix. Add the cornflour slurry and cashew nuts and stir fry for few seconds.
Remove from the heat and serve this kung pao potato as an appetizer or as a side dish.
Here are few appetizers recipe that you can try.
Kung pao Potatoes with Cashewnuts recipe
Kung Pao Potato Wedges
- baking tray
- large thick bottomed pan/skillet
For oven roasted Potato Wedges
- 3 large Potatoes rinsed, dried and cut into thin wedges
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- Salt as per taste
- Black pepper freshly ground
For Kung Pao Sauce
- 1 1/2 tbsp Soya sauce
- 1 tbsp Rice wine vinegar
- 1/2 tbsp Toasted Sesame oil
- 1 tbsp Sweet chilli sauce
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/3 cup Cashew nuts
- 1 Green pepper cut into thin long slice
- 2 large Garlic cloves finely chopped
- 1/2 tbsp Ginger grated
- 5-6 Dried red chillies
- 2 tsp corn flour make a smooth slurry with 5-6 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp Oil
Make roasted Potato wedges
- Preheat oven to 200°C.
- In a baking tray toss in the potato wedges, olive oil, salt and black pepper. Now put it in the oven and bake it for 30 to 35 mins until crispy and cooked through.
Make Kung pao Sauce
- While the potatoes are roasting, let's make the Kung pao sauce. Mix all the ingredients listed under kung pao sauce and keep it aside.
Make the Kung pao Potato stir fry
- Heat oil for deep frying pan on medium heat, then fry the cashew nuts until they are golden brown. This will take 1-2 minutes as you don't want the oil too hot so you don't burn the cashews. So once you are have reached a golden brown colour, strain the cashew and keep it aside.
- In the same oil add the dried red chillies and fry for a minute or 2.
- When the chillies had turned dark, add the ginger, garlic and the green peppers and fry them for 3-4 minutes.
- Now add the crispy roasted potato wedges and toss everything well.
- Pour in the prepared Kung pao sauce over the potato and peppers and mix everything well.
- Now add in the cornflour slurry and the golden fried cashew nuts and stir fry for few seconds on high heat.
- Turn off the heat and serve it as an appetizer/ snack or as a lovely side dish with your fried rice.
I hope you enjoy this delicious Kung Pao Potatoes as much as we do!