Often the unsung heroes of the dinner table, potatoes are a favourite source of carbs for many of us. In spite of this, they are often seen as merely the side act in the popular Sunday roast dinner. The fact is, potatoes are an extremely versatile staple and can be used in a wide range of dishes.
A campaign by Potatoes: More Than A Bit On The Side has created some savvy recipes to help transform the boring and mundane reputation of potatoes. This week’s dish, pork and potato dumplings with Korean Kimchi, are the perfect canapes for pre-dinner nibbles.
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Pork and potato dumplings with Korean Kimchi
100g maris piper potatoes, peeled and cubed
250g lean pork mince
1 thumb of ginger, grated
1 clove of garlic, crushed
4 spring onions, finely sliced
1.5tbsp soy sauce
1tbsp sesame oil
A pinch of sesame seeds
Rice paper dumpling sheets
1tbsp chilli flakes, to taste
Splash of white wine vinegar
Salt to season
For the kimchi
130g Chinese cabbage, shredded
2tbsp chilli paste
Sea salt to salt the cabbage
A splash of water
A splash of rice vinegar or white wine vinegar to taste
(Makes 10 dumplings)
Boil the potatoes until soft, drain and leave to cool.
Heat the oil in a sauté pan and fry the mince, ginger and garlic for about six minutes until cooked.
Season with soy sauce and add sesame seeds, spring onions and chilli flakes and gently mix in the cooled cubed potatoes.
Moisten the rice paper a sheet at a time in cold water and fold around a tablespoon of the mixture, sealing at the top by pinching it together. Repeat until you’ve used all the mixture.
Set aside while you make the kimchi.
Shred the cabbage and salt well. Leave in a colander for 20 minutes then rinse and dry well.
Stir through the chilli paste, add the water and vinegar to taste.
Steam the dumplings in the microwave for three minutes and serve with sesame oil and soy sauce to dip and a scattering of sesame seeds, sliced red chillies and spring onions.
Recipe by: LovePotatoes.