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Chinese Style Potato Salad

Chinese Style Potato Salad

5 from 7 votes
Chinese style potato salad is an easy dish that you can finish in less than 30 minutes. The potato slivers are crisp and infused with a clean and appetizing, slightly spicy flavor.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 2
Author: Maggie Zhu


  • 1 (300 grams / 10 ounces) large potato , shredded (preferably the waxy type)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorn
  • 2 pieces dried chili pepper, broken into 2 - 3 pieces (Optional)


  • Bring a medium pot of water to a boil, add potato, then boil until the potato is cooked through, but still crisp.
  • Drain potato and rinse it with cold water, to remove the starch and maintain a firm texture. Drain and transfer potato to a large bowl.
  • Add garlic to potato, sprinkle salt on top, and set aside.
  • Heat oil over medium heat in a small skillet (or a wok). When the oil is warm, add peppercorn and cook them until fragrant, about 1 minute. Turn off heat. Use a spatula (or a ladle) to scoop out the peppercorn, then discard them. (optional) Add chili pepper and stir for a few times, until the chili pepper turns dark brown.
  • Carefully pour the hot oil over the potato, and use two pairs of chopsticks to mix everything together immediately to coat potato evenly with oil and salt.
  • Serve at room temperature as a side dish or as a salad.


Serving: 206g, Calories: 247kcal, Carbohydrates: 35.7g, Protein: 4.4g, Fat: 10.4g, Saturated Fat: 1.8g, Sodium: 595mg, Potassium: 827mg, Fiber: 4.5g, Sugar: 1.7g, Vitamin A: 3IU, Vitamin C: 65mg, Calcium: 4mg, Iron: 10mg