Chinese fries

Last summer we have been on an unforgettable camping holiday in Croatia. With a group of 13 people we went trekking for 15 days through the beautiful Mediterranean landscape. Cooking was of course one of the most important things for me, and every night I cooked up a wonderful dinner for our hungry travelers. It was quite a challenge to cook on wood fire and without any kitchen equipment on hand, so I had to keep it simple. One of the favourite dishes of our group were my “Chinese fries”.

Chinese friet 1Ingredients:

  • 5 Potatoes
  • 1 fresh red chili
  • 1 fresh green chili
  • 1 tablespoon of herbs for grill

These fries are stir fried, not deep fried, so they are more healthy than regular fries!


  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them in as thin strips as possible (thinner than normal fries). Place the fries in a bowl of cold water and wash off the starch, then throw away the water and fill the bowl again. Keep the fries under water, so that they don’t dry out and change colour
  2. Cut the red and green chilies into strips, same as the potatoes
  3. Heat a good amount of oil in a wok and stir fry the fries on high fire 1 minute. Then add the chili and grill herbs. Keep stirring
  4. When the fries change to a more golden colour and become transparent, after 2 or 3 minutes, the dish is ready!

Chinese friet 2TIP: Chinese fries can also be eaten cold, and will keep in the fridge for about 2-3 days

TIP: Chinese fries are part of a 3-dish dinner, together with Fried dumplings and Noodle soup with beef and radish

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