Gamja Jorim (Korean Braised Potatoes)

Tested Recipe with Slight Adjustment Adapted from




3 medium potatoes (peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces)

1 carrot (cut into 1-inch pieces)

3 green chillies (seeded and cut into wedges)

1 medium onion (diced)

2 tbsp cooking oil

Sauce: (mix well)

3 tbsp light soy sauce

1 tbsp caster sugar

1 tbsp mirin

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tbsp corn syrup

1 tsp extra virgin sesame oil

½ tsp toasted white sesame seeds

1/8 tsp ground black pepper

½ cup water

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Heat up a non-stick wok with 2 tbsp of cooking oil. Saute the potatoes and carrots over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the sauce mix and bring it to a boil over high heat. Cover, and reduce the heat to medium and cook until the potatoes are tender.
  3. Stir in green chillies and onion, and continue to boil (uncover this time to make it shiny) for additional 3-4 minutes until the sauce is reduced to a thick sauce just enough to cover the bottom of the wok. Stir in the extra virgin sesame oil and toasted white sesame seeds.
  4. Dish out and serve with rice.



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