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Cut up pieces of potato garnished with sesame seeds and green onions and one piece of potato is held by silver chopsticks

Korean Potato Side Dish

Korean Potato Side Dish or Gamja Jorim, is a super delicious banchan! A little sweet and a little salty, and very easy to make! You might want to double the recipe ingredients because you'll be coming back for more! :-)
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course banchan, Side Dish
Cuisine Korean
Servings 4 people


  • Skillet with a cover


  • 1 lb potatoes white or red potatoes are preferred
  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 ts sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup water add more if needed
  • sesame seeds garnish
  • 1 green onion sliced as garnish (optional)


  • Rinse and dry potatoes. Cut into small bite sized pieces..you don't have to peel these!
    pieces of potato cut bite sized
  • Mince garlic and slice green onion (if using for garnish). Set aside.
  • Prepare your braising sauce by combining the water, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and honey and set aside.
    braising sauce in a bowl with a spoon
  • Heat up the olive oil in a skillet on med high. Once shimmering, add the potatoes and stir constantly until they are nicely browned (approximately 5 minutes or so, depending on type of potato and size of cut potato).
    bite sized potatoes frying in a pan
  • Turn the heat down to med-low to medium, and add the braising sauce. Stir, then cover and allow to cook for around 5 minutes or so. The time will vary depending on the size and type of potato. If it is getting dry, add water a little at a time. You are aiming for the potatoes to be fork tender.
  • Remove from the skillet and allow to cool. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. Enjoy!
    Korean Potato Side Dish and Chopsticks


You can eat this potato side dish hot, but truly it tastes better when it has cooled down or come to room temperature.  Enjoy this delicious side dish with your next Korean meal!  
Keyword Potatoes
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