Korean Shoyu Potatoes – the lazy girls way
Shoyu is also known as Soy Sauce and an integral part of this dish. These potatoes are a regular ban chan, or side dish, at Korean restaurants. It’s one of my faves and over the years, I have learned to make it faster and easier then the traditional method. Ideally you would cut and steam the potatoes first but steaming potatoes is honestly more time consuming then I prefer, so in true lazy girl fashion I have a work around.
Instead of steaming russet potatoes, I prefer to buy the smaller potatoes in the ever convenient steam bags. This kills two birds with one stone. It allows you to have perfectly steamed bite-sized potatoes in 4 minutes.
No scrubbing potatoes, lengthy steam times or extra pot to clean. Now because the potatoes are already small, you can choose to keep them this way or cut them even smaller after steaming. Totally up to you. One bag of steam-able potatoes feeds about 2-3 people. I make these in a wok that i’ve had for eons but you can use whatever frying pan you have.
Let me know if you make this or if you’d like to share your favorite Korean side dish recipe with me in the comments below!