12 Reviews

These are superb potatoes. Despite being fried, they are not greasy or heavy. And the enjoyment began for me in the prep. While the little cubes of potatoes were browning, I was chopping onion and cilantro and the smell was so bright and clean. Then I ground coriander seeds in the mortar pestle--more of that very bright scent which was making my mouth water. Finally, when everything was saute-ing together and I added the squeeze of lime, I couldn't wait to taste the dish. Nothing overwhelms--it's just right--delicious on its own and I know it will be terrific as an accompaniment to something grilled. I did leave out the cayenne and went with some freshly cracked black pepper. I'm still licking my chops. LOL

4 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Chef Kate February 01, 2011

I loved these potatoes! I used minimal oil and splashed a little water in the pan to keep them moist while browning. I loved the fresh flavors; especially the fresh cilantro and the splash of fresh lime juice. These are excellent and I'll be making these again. Thanx!

3 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
*Parsley* December 15, 2012

A lovely potato dish it went well with a tossed salad and barbecued meat. I did add a bit more Cayenne pepper as we love that extra bit of heat, thanks for posting this.

3 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
JoyfulCook July 23, 2012

Absolutely delicious! I can't stand cilantro so I subbed fresh parsley. We all loved this...I doubled it for the 4 of us but need to make more next time because we didn't get enough. ;) The lime at the end is brilliant - adds great flavor without screaming LIME. Maybe I'll make it again tonight... Served it alongside Shakshouka (Israeli Eggs With Tomatoes). Thanks! Made for NA*ME Tag.

2 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Elmotoo March 23, 2012

I recently had this dish at a Lebanese restaurant and HAD to find a recipe, this one matched what I tasted so I gave it a try. DELICIOUS!!! I took a short cut and used Simply Potato diced potatoes, I baked them in the oven then tossed with the skillet ingredients.

1 person found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
sbramblette_12406499 October 27, 2011

Excellent potato recipe! They are very similar to the ones I got at my favourite Lebanese restaurant 10 years ago (it closed down, so I've been missing these potatoes for a long time!). Only change I had to make was using parsley and great burnet because it's nearly impossible to get cilantro here. I'll make them again - specifically if I get cilantro one day LOL.
Thanks for sharing this tasty recipe!
Made for Ramadan Tag 2011.

1 person found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Mia in Germany September 04, 2011

Yummy and again Yummy! These are potatoes!
Really worth to try them!
I used olive oil instead of canola oil.
Thanks for posting this recipe!

1 person found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
awalde June 05, 2011

Very good potatoes!!! I left out the onions, cuz I have an onion hater. I also cubed the potatoes and nuked them in the micro until almost done. Then pan fried.

1 person found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Charmie777 April 27, 2011

I was having problems incorporating this recipe into a menu plan.Then the
idea hit that the potatoes could be the main dish and not only the main dish
but tacos! So, that's what I made: Lebanese potato tacos! Made almost as written using
safflower oil and unpeeled Yukons. The cooked potatoes were taken off heat, set aside to cool about five minutes then the fresh cilantro and lime juice were added. (I don't like cilantro cooked.) Mixture served inside locally made corn tortillas-no cheese, no sour cream this time. Served along a salad with this dressing: Afghan Salad Dressing. A perfect ending to Veg Tag February! Thanks, UmmBinat!

1 person found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
COOKGIRl February 25, 2011

Great potatoes! Flavorful and delicious. Thanks for sharing! Veg*n Swap 31

1 person found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Starrynews February 21, 2011
Lebanese Spiced Potatoes (Batata Harra)