Bok Choy, Potato and Onion Side Dish

Bok Choy, Potato and Onion Side Dish created by Zurie

Not a stir-fry! East meets West in a simple side dish using bok choy given "body" with chopped potatoes, onions, and a little extra flavour. This is a very basic way of using Oriental cabbages other than in a stir-fry with soy sauce. The dish can be considerably enhanced if chopped bacon is added with the onion, and you might also want to up the spices by adding a chopped, seeded hot pepper or black pepper. Very tasty, and you'll never wonder whether to use those white ribs again: they are very useable!!

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directions

  • Peel and chop onion. Cut off only the root end off the bok choy, then separate the leaves, and wash thoroughly, as soil often sticks to the thick white stems.
  • Peel potatoes and chop, and prepare ginger and garlic.
  • Fry the onions in the oil, stirring, over high heat until they soften, then add the balsamic vinegar and stir. (Add a little more oil if necessary).
  • Add the chopped potatoes. Lower heat, but stir frequently to prevent sticking. After about 5 minutes add the ginger, garlic and salt.
  • Slice the bok choy from the stem parts to the green leaves, including all the white stems. Add to the pan. Stir, add the salt, and let saute without a lid for a while to prevent liquid forming.
  • After about 10 minutes turn heat to low and put on a lid at an angle. Gently fry until the vegetables are cooked, but it's nice if the bok choy stems are slightly al dente still.
  • As suggested: although this dish is quite flavourful as a side dish, you could add chopped bacon and a number of other ingredients, even mature cheese strewn over when it's cooked. Add black pepper or nutmeg, to taste.
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"Not a stir-fry! East meets West in a simple side dish using bok choy given "body" with chopped potatoes, onions, and a little extra flavour. This is a very basic way of using Oriental cabbages other than in a stir-fry with soy sauce. The dish can be considerably enhanced if chopped bacon is added with the onion, and you might also want to up the spices by adding a chopped, seeded hot pepper or black pepper. Very tasty, and you'll never wonder whether to use those white ribs again: they are very useable!!"
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  1. corrie1
    This was a great side dish. I would be even better with the bacon that Zurie suggested. You could even cook the onion in the bacon grease. That would make it 5 stars!
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  2. Maito
    This was really good, we liked the combination. I used less oil. The amount of ginger makes it pretty spicy, some people might want to reduce that.
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  3. Spiphibus
    I thought this was just okay, kinda bland for me and the ginger seemed to be a little strong. Overall it was okay nothing I would rave over, I had to add more salt and throw a little pepper in which for me is odd because I don't care for much salt.
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  4. Patti OFurniture
    Loved this. I did not have an onion so I added 1/4 tsp ( just a oinch of sugar ) to counteract the vinegar. It was cooked perfectly and well seasoned. Thanks
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  5. Parsley
    Bok Choy, Potato and Onion Side Dish Created by Parsley
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