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Lebanese Spicy Potatoes | Batata Harra (Authentic Recipe)

Lebanese Spicy Potatoes | Batata Harra (Authentic Recipe)

Batata Harra is a Lebanese spicy potatoes side dish that's full of flavor. Easy to make and perfect to serve as part of a mezze or with grilled meat dishes!

Source: feel good foodie


Rinse the Potatoes in cold water to remove starch before roasting them. The starch that’s naturally on potatoes can cause them to stick together during the roasting or frying process.

Heat the pan before adding the potatoes on it. You can do it with our without the parchment paper. To make it easy, just place the pan in the oven while the oven is preheating. This way the potatoes hit a hot pan, which helps get a crispy texture.

Don’t overcrowd the pan. You want to try to keep them in a single layer to allow these spicy potatoes to roast evenly and perfectly.

Only flip the potatoes once at the half way point. Moving the potatoes around can interrupt their crisping factor, so leave them untouched until they’re golden brown on one side before flipping them.

PREP TIME 10 mins

COOK TIME 35 mins

TOTAL TIME 45 mins


8 medium gold potatoes peeled and cut into cubes

▢2 tablespoons olive oil divided

▢½ teaspoon salt

▢3 garlic cloves minced

▢2 teaspoons red pepper flakes divided

▢1 cup chopped cilantro divided

▢Lemon wedges for serving


1. Preheat the oven to 450°F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

2. Place the potatoes on the baking sheet in one layer, drizzle 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil on top and season with salt. Roast until the potatoes reach a golden brown color and crisp, about 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.

3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a small pan. Add the garlic, 1 teaspoon of the crushed red pepper and half the cilantro. Sauté until the garlic is golden in color, about 2 minutes; remove from heat and set aside.

4. Once the potatoes are roasted, transfer the garlic mixture on top of the potatoes and toss with the remaining cilantro and the red pepper flakes.

5. Serve hot or warm with a squeeze of lemon juice on top, if desired


Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 5 days in the fridge. To reheat, just place in the oven at 350°F for 5-7 minutes or in a toaster oven. You can also reheat in the microwave, but the potatoes won’t retain a crispy texture that way.

Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However you can switch out the herbs if you’d like, use butter instead of olive oil and make these with other types of potatoes. You can also reduce the spices based on your preference.

Nutritional Data: The information below is an automated estimate. It could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.


Calories: 133kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 168mg, Potassium: 722mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 261IU, Vitamin C: 20mg, Calcium: 54mg, Iron: 6mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used. 

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