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Gamja Bokkeum


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Joined Oct 4, 2012
AKA Korean Sweet glazed potatoes.

  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) water
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) fish sauce
  • 1 medium clove garlic (5g), finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) vegetable oil
  • 10 ounces (285g) small Yukon Gold potatoes, rinsed and halved (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) toasted sesame oil (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon (6g) toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • chopped green onion or chives for garnish (optional)
Combine soy sauce, water, sugar, fish sauce, and garlic in a small bowl and whisk until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.

Cut potatoes in half rinse and dry.

In a large cast iron pan or dutch oven add three tablespoons on oil. Add potatoes cut side down in a single layer. Cook over medium-high heat until potatoes are golden brown.
(if you prefer you can roast the potatoes in the oven.)

Drain off some of the oil

Lower heat to low and add soy mixture. Stir to combine, cover and cook until, tender.

Remove cover and increase heat to high. Stir constantly until liquid has reduced to a caramel like glaze.

Remove from heat add sesame oil and sesame seeds and serve.


gary s

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Joined Jan 6, 2011
Looks Good, have to add that to my left



Master of the Pit
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Joined Mar 11, 2015
Looks good, I’m always looking for recipes to use up the bottle of fish sauce in my fridge.


Meat Mopper
Joined Jul 11, 2019
That looks really good. I live on the coast where there is zero Korean food so I'll definitely make this.

Steve H

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Joined Feb 18, 2018
I was going to go by this without a thought because I thought it was about sweet potatoes, aka yams. Which I don't like. Glad I changed my mind. I'll be trying this. Looks good!


Master of the Pit
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Joined Jun 13, 2017
Very nice! Love seeing things that are new to me.


Master of the Pit
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Joined Sep 29, 2018
Yep, looks like something that I need to experience.

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