Gamja Jorim (Korean Braised Potatoes)

5 from 29 reviews


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Braising Sauce

  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dark soy saue (or sub more soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 2-3 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp Korean syrup
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1/3 + 2 tbsp water


  • 1 lbs potatoes (500g)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sesame oil


  1. Add all the braising sauce ingredients to a bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  2. Chop the potatoes into 1 - 1 1/2 inch chunks. Rinse the potatoes to remove excess starch. Add 1 1/2 tbsp of cooking oil to a pot or pan and sauté the potatoes over medium high heat for 4-5 minutes. Mix it around and flip the potatoes when you start to hear the bottom sizzle to ensure it doesn't burn, but cooked long enough to get them crispy.
  3. Once potatoes are pan fried on all sides, add braising sauce. Bring it to boil over high heat. Stir, cover and reduce to medium heat and let it braise stirring occasionally. After 5 minutes, increase heat to medium high and cook until sauce thickens. Drizzle with sesame oil, sesame seeds and enjoy!


  • To make it spicy: add 1 tbsp gochujang or 1-2 tsp gochugaru to the braising sauce. 
  • Helpful Equipment: non-stick shallow pot or deep pan
  • Nutritional Information Disclaimer: Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated on an online tool (Cronometer).