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Easy Sambal Potatoes

Try this easy and spicy potato dish with homemade or store-bought sambal. It's delicious, dairy-free, gluten-free, and flavorful.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, malay, southeastasian
Keyword: potato, sambal, spicyfood
Servings: 3
Author: woonheng


  • 1 lb [~2-3 medium-sized] potatoes used Russet
  • 1 small onion diced/finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 red jalapenõ diced (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons sambal or sub with sambal oelek
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • oil for cooking use oil that can withstand high heat
  • salt to taste
  • a handful of chopped green onions


  • Pre-heat oven to 425F (220°C).
  • Wash and cut potatoes into bite-sized cubes. Drain potatoes on a paper towel to remove moisture.
  • Transfer potatoes into a mixing bowl and toss with 1-2 tablespoons oil until well combined. (Please use oil that can withstand high heat)
  • Place potatoes on a greased baking pan and bake for 30 mins until crispy, flipping in between.
  • In a heated non-stick pan with 2-3 teaspoons oil, sauté onion until translucent.
  • Then, add garlic and continue to stir-fry until aromatic.
  • Add in the sambal and give the mixture a good stir. Then, stir in coconut milk and sugar.
  • Finally, add the roasted the potatoes and toss them with the sauce until all potatoes are well coated.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions and serve warm with a side of rice