Korean Potatoes (Gamja Jorim). Delicious, sweet, savoury potatoes usually served as a side dish in Korean cuisine. It’s a great appetizer dish. It can be eaten warm or cold and it only requires 5 ingredients if you don’t count the optional ingredients. It’s one of my favourite side dishes when I eat korean food.
Did you know that when potatoes are cooked then cooled they form a resistance starch and act like fiber? Fiber helps with health digestion and provides gut health properties as well! So it’s totally okay to have your potatoes cold!
Other Health Benefits of Potatoes
“Potatoes are an great source of many vitamins and minerals.
One medium baked potato (6.1 ounces or 173 grams), including the skin, provides (2):
- Calories: 161
- Fat: 0.2 grams
- Protein: 4.3 grams
- Carbs: 36.6 grams
- Fiber: 3.8 grams
- Vitamin C: 28% of the RDI
- Vitamin B6: 27% of the RDI
- Potassium: 26% of the RDI
- Manganese: 19% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 12% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 12% of the RDI
- Niacin: 12% of the RDI
- Folate: 12% of the RDI
Potatoes are a good source of antioxidants, which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. However, more human-based research is required before making any recommendations.
Potatoes contain resistant starch, which may help reduce insulin resistance. In turn, this can help improve blood sugar control.”
Resistant starch in potatoes is a source of nutrition for beneficial gut bacteria. They convert it to the short-chain fatty acid butyrate, which has been linked to reduced inflammation in the colon, improved colon defenses and a lower risk of colorectal cancer.
Potatoes are naturally gluten-free, which makes them an excellent food choice for people with celiac disease or a non-celiac gluten sensitivity.”
So the next time someone tells you not to eat a potato, you can tell them all the wonderful benefits they have.
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Korean Potatoes (Gamja Jorim)
- 1 lb baby potatoes with skin on, halved
- 5 tbsp soy sauce
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp garlic minced
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- Optional Sesame Seeds & Green Onions
- In a medium pot set on medium high heat, add avocado oil. Add halved potatoes and fry for 5 minutes.
- Stir in soy sauce, water, maple syrup and garlic. Cover with a lid and allow this to simmer on medium heat for 25 minutes.
- Remove the lid and allow this to cook for another 5 minutes for the sauce to reduce.
- Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions. Enjoy warm or cold!