L'kebab (Algerian Fried Potato in Sauce)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is not the kebab you would think of. My husband makes this based on the recipe in "Great Book of Coucous". You could make your own french fries for a real treat but this tastes pretty good anyway.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together in pan, 2 tablespoons oil, onion, chicken, 1/2 the parsley, chick peas, pepper, salt and cinnamon.
  2. Fry this mixture over low heat, covered for 10 minutes.
  3. Add water and bring to boil. Cook over medium heat for 40 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile prepare the french fries according to package directions.
  5. Add the cooked fries to the chicken mixture along with the egg and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Garnish with remaining parsley.
Most Helpful

Very tasty but doesn't look very good. I wonder if this recipe has some steps missing, maybe lost in translation upon seeing http://www.celtnet.org.uk/recipes/miscellaneous/fetch-recipe.php?rid=misc-kabab-bil-batata. I stirred the liquid in the pan after cooking for the 40 minutes with beaten egg. I used canola oil, 4 chicken leg with thighs - bone in, canned chickpeas, freshly ground black pepper to taste, sea salt to taste, plus the rest of the ingredients. I didn't forget the lemon wedges but the instructions don't mention to serve with them. I may even make this again the taste was so good. Made for Welcome to Algeria!

UmmBinat March 04, 2012