These Spicy Thai Basil Potatoes taste like the Thai Dish Pad Gra Pow. These potatoes are delicious and very easy to prepare and are low in fat too. You can serve them cold as a salad or hot as a side dish.
This recipe makes about 12 servings
3 pounds small red potatoes
1/4 cup vegetable soup base (or chicken)
1 cup Thai Basil – chopped
4 Thai red chili peppers – chopped fine
4 large garlic cloves – chopped fine
1/4 cup golden mountain seasoning sauce also called tuong gia vi (it’s a soy sauce but with more flavors)
1 Tablespoon dark brown sugar
2 Tablespoons fish sauce
1 shallot – sliced very thin on a mandolin
1 Tablespoon canola oil
Put the cleaned potatoes in a pot. Add the soup base and cover potatoes with water. Bring pot to a medium boil and let the potatoes cook till fork tender. (they boil about 15 minutes)
Drain the potatoes when done.
While they are hot slice the potatoes in half and put them in a large bowl. Sprinkle the golden mountain seasoning sauce over the potatoes and let them absorb for about 5 minutes. Shake the potatoes around so the sauce is distributed. Add Thai basil, chili peppers, garlic, sugar, fish sauce, shallot and oil. Gently stir.