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Batata Harra (Lebanese Potatoes)

Batata harra is a Lebanese potatoes dish featuring pan fried potatoes with spicy cilantro sauce. Make this easy recipe for a tasty side dish!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 315kcal
Author: Kevin


  • 2 lbs yellow potatoes cut into ¾" cubes
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Cilantro Sauce

  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 lemon juiced (about 3-4 tablespoons)


  • Using a blending wand/stick or blender puree the cilantro, oil, garlic, paprika, red chili flakes and ½ of the lemon juice until smooth.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Carefully add the potatoes to skillet, and pan fry for about 15 minutes or until golden brown, turning often.
  • Turn heat to low and pour half of the cilantro sauce over cooked potatoes. Toss to coat and cook several minutes.
  • Transfer potatoes to a serving dish. Garnish with remaining cilantro sauce, fresh cilantro leaves (optional), and squeeze remaining half of lemon juice over the potatoes before serving.


Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 607mg | Potassium: 1050mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 677IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg