My spicy, frugal potato side dish (Maeun-gamjajorim: 매운감자조림)

My spicy, frugal potato side dish (Maeun-gamjajorim: 매운감자조림)


(knife chopping on wood and
happy instrumental music) – Hi everybody, how are
you doing these days? Do you love cooking these days? I heard that all the time
so many interesting messages from you guys. I’m so happy because my recipes are shared
by so many people like you! Today’s recipe is very special. Let’s make maeun-gamja-jorim,
spicy braised potato. One pound potato and I will use also
onion and garlic, garlic. (knife chopping on wood) Cut a little thick. I just cut it around 1/2 inch (about 1.3 cm) thick. And onion, we need the
onion around five ounce. Can you imagine, this
is exactly five ounce? (giggles) five ounce. When I measure,
sometimes less or more but sometimes like this exactly five ounce, then I feel really, really happy, do you? (laughs) Just slice this and add here. And let’s add garlic. Two garlic cloves, minced. Three tablespoons soy sauce. Gochugaru, hot pepper
flakes, two tablespoons. One teaspoon sugar. These are large dried anchovies. I always freeze these. Five, six, seven. Just heads are removed, inside removed. Gut, remove the guts and heads. Mix this together. Smells good already. Now we gotta add
water, 1-1/2 cup water. Garlicky, soy sauce, and onion. okay, and then turn on the heat. Medium-high heat for 10 minutes first. American potato especially Idaho potato is my favorite, really delicious! When I came to America
decades ago with my family first place I lived in
America was Missouri in a small city, Columbia. I went to a grocery store, and
I couldn’t believe! A huge bag of potatoes,
Idaho potatoes was so cheap! Just only a few dollars! At the time when I left Korea potato in Korea was
expensive at the time. Around that time I had
to live on the budget. This potato was perfect! Usually I make this dish with fish, you know like a mackerel. “Instead of fish let’s use dried anchovies.” Anchovies, dried anchovies are
also fish, aren’t they? (giggles) This is only small portion. I make this with only one pound of potato but at the time I made
all the potatoes, several potatoes, and I cut them into big
chunks and dried anchovies, like a handful of anchovies,
and I just boil it. Sooner or later very
delicious smells came out! I had a neighbor, she’s Korean, Korean family
living right next door. She just came to my house,
“Oh my, what’s this smell? “Wow, amazing smell, I’m so hungry.” So, we all shared it together. When I make this recipe all
good memories come alive! My children were so young at the time and I was younger than now, of course. First when I came to America,
everything was new to me, all the products were new to me and I used to go to Walmart and
just kept checking on each item. All were written in English! I needed to translate what it
is about, what it is used for. One of my Chinese friends,
she saw me a couple of times while I was reading something
in Walmart. She said, “Oh, you can buy the whole Walmart!” She just teased me. And around that time I was always busy comparing
price. “okay US dollar, $1 is in Korean money is 1000 won,” “okay how much is going to be, oh my so cheap!” “Oh my, expensive!” All the time, as a frugal housewife, ya know? Probably, you guys are the same. People like us, like home
cooks, we are always frugal. I always tell my friends, “no matter how much money
I have in my pocket,” “I can save money every month.” Because instead of buying expensive fish I just use dried anchovies, ya
know, several dried anchovies and then make delicious
side dish like that. If you know how to cook Korean food, you can adjust very nicely to your budget and you can save your money also without losing any nutrients. Anyway, today I talked too
much but this side dish, even though this is very
simple and easy recipe, it has a lot of, lot of
stories and make me think. 10 minutes passed! Oh my! Yummy, yummy, and I just stir it a few times and turn down the heat to medium. (happy instrumental music) 15 minutes passed, so let’s see. Now, potato is really
fully cooked, I can tell. I’m going to turn off the heat. These are my two other
vegetable side dishes. My favorite side dishes and I’m going to eat with rice. The last touch I need is just mixing this broccoli. I added my soup soy sauce,
homemade soup soy sauce and garlic and chopped green
onion and let’s add sesame oil. And my next one, eggplant, gaji-namul. All these recipes are
available on my website. I steamed my eggplant,
Korean gochugaru, garlic, green onion, sesame oil, and mix. My eggplant dish, gaji-namul is my favorite. I love this. I buy Korean eggplants all the time. When I find some fresh
one I buy, so delicious. Sesame seeds. So sesame oily, garlicky. My two delicious side dishes are made. And the main side dish for today is maeun-gamja-jorim, this potato. Also I bring my rice. Now, time for my potato. Dried anchovies, you can eat them, but usually children don’t want to eat. That’s why I always eat them. Rice, kimchi, I always cannot skip it, potato dish, and broccoli,
and eggplant. Let’s eat! First, rice. (makes yummy noise) So delicious. Only seven dried anchovies, their full mission was completed,
awesome, delicious. (happy upbeat music) I love this potato taste,
so, so fluffy and savory and really soy sauce and salty and all go well together,
melting in my mouth when I chew with my rice. This is a really good side dish. You guys should make this,
so cheap ingredients. Today we made maeun-gamja-jorim,
spicy braised potato. Enjoy my recipe. See you next time, bye. (happy upbeat music)

100 thoughts on “My spicy, frugal potato side dish (Maeun-gamjajorim: 매운감자조림)”

  1. I am a Korean guy and I immigrated to the U.S. when I was 8 years old in 1977 with my family and my mother passed away in 2017, of cancer. Before she passed away, I tried to get her to show me how to make Korean eggrolls because it was one of my favorite Korean appetizers. I want to learn how to make delicious crispy Korean eggrolls. It would be so much fun if I could meet you to collaborate and produce a youtube video and make Korean Eggrolls with you! I live in Dallas, Texas and I use to live in Kansas City, Missouri where I attended college. Currently, I take care of my Dad who is 83 years old.

  2. No way you talk too much! You need to talk more, I love it as much as your recipes.
    You got a new subscriber.

  3. This episode made me cry! Yes, being a frugal housewife is an experience I can relate to; and I'm Italian!
    Feeding your family good food with little money is a soul strengthening exercise. God bless you Maangchi.

  4. I love to learn about your story! About the replacing of ingredients (from makarel to dried anchovis, here): this is when you really "know" your recipe. You can play with the ingredients. Like I usually marinate my crispy chicken wings in a mixture of soy sauce, ginger and garlic.
    Sometimes some red chili, too. When I was in the US, my stepdaughter told me that she didn't like soy sauce. So I replaced all of that with just black bean sauce. A different taste, of course. But it worked out well for them. I can really recommend it.
    Btw: congrats to the fact, that your cooking book is now available even in german! Into how many languages has it been translated, so far?
    Greetings from the far north of Germany!

  5. Today, I bought a 10-pound bag of Idaho potatoes for 99 cents. You don't talk too much, your stories are very interesting.

  6. do you maybe have an idea how I can replace the fish? I do not eat anything from animals, but I really want to try to make something like this 😀

  7. Hindi caption is up now! One of my viewers submitted the caption! Thank you very much! https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=wt&v=aDU63k-2nkk

  8. I actually made this dish and it turned out to be so delicious. It is very easy to cook too. Thank you for the recipe 🙂

  9. Ah, i love your videoss ♡♡
    Is it possible to substitute the 고추가루 for 고추장?? if so, how much of the 고추장 should i use for this recipe??

  10. Thank you so much for your video and the wonderful story. This meal looks so delicious! I laughed when you said children don't want to eat the anchovies because I am a vegetarian and that is the only thing I wouldn't want to eat! I guess I will have to sit at the children's table when I come to visit. 🙂

  11. Pro tip for any newbie cooks: have either a damp kitchen towel ready or place yourself next to the sink. Why? Because starchy vegetables like potatoes will leave a sticky residue on your knife which you will have to wipe down with a damp kitchen towel or run under running water to get rid of every few slices.

  12. Maangchi ur a blessing to your family and the the whole world thank you for your warm and beautiful heart. From Kenya ur welcome

  13. Maangchi, i am so jealous with your cookware. 😁 What quart is the size of that demeyere saucepan? Anyone knows?

  14. Maangchi , what if I am a vegetarian? Is there any alternative for the fish ? Or would it taste good without the fish ?

  15. Thank you for all recipes, Mangchi, are all so delicious! Even if i can't find an ingredient and adapt to what i have, still is very tasty. i make oi muchim often, especially when i go out of kimchi.

  16. 요즘은 전라도 억양의 미국식 영어 발음을 듣지 않으면 잠이 안오는 듯합니다. ㅎ
    정말 잘 보고 있습니다. 감사합니다.

  17. Unnie, your stories are beautiful. I learned to cook Korean from you and also for some reason listening to you speak and tell stories helps my depression. 😍🥰

  18. I also want to be frugal when i buy something in a mart. Haha. Today is 매운감자조림!!! Thanks to 망치님♥

  19. 밍치 선생님^^우연히 족발 레시피 찾다가 선생님 레시피를 보고 구독을 시작해서 잡채 덥밥 소시지빵…매일 하루에 하나씩 선생님 레시피 따라서 만들고 있어요.
    오늘 만든 감자조림은 정말로 감동적이였어요 간단한 재료로 정말 엄마가 해주시는 맛이였어요.
    전 캐나다 밴쿠버에 시집와서 살고있는데요 선생님 레시피가 너무 고향같고 엄마같아요.
    좋은 레시피 선생님이시자 저의 소울메이트이세요. 감사합니다 그리고 건강하세요~~

  20. YOu are a very sweet person, apart from your recipes, I love your demeanor, I love your honesty and sincerity. I am Burmese and I love all your recipes.

  21. Oh Maangchi, you’re a very engaging storyteller. I love listening to you… and your food 🥘💗🌺

  22. Thanks for sharing your stories along with your recipes ! I love hearing about your life and memories. You’re the best

  23. Thanks for sharing your stories along with your recipes ! I love hearing about your life and memories. You’re the best

  24. Asian food like Thailand Indonesia more nicer, they use very fresh ingredients, India use a lot spice but all dry 😟,

  25. Maangchi, I know I am late to this recipe!😅 But my family has been cooking our way through all your pancakes, and now…potatoes! (Indian families love potatoes, too😊). But we are vegetarian…can this be made without the anchovies? Should I substitute anything? Thank you, Maangchi!🙏🏽💜

  26. This is my go to Side dish, thank you, I made this for my vegan brother's (without sardines) they loved it… 🤣🤣🤣

  27. This recipe is awesome!! I tried it and came out nice. I served it with rice. Maangchi please continue to share us the memories…I could listen to u forever!

  28. I make a different (non-spicy) Korean potato side dish that I've taken to potluck BBQs and people love it. I'll try this one as spicy potatoes sounds good.

  29. Hello from Malaysia 🙂 Dear lovely Madam Maangchi , I love all your lovely videos recipe .. Thank you so much for sharing the lovely dishes to all Korean food lover .. You really make me fall in love with Korean food .. Oh I just love it so much .. Everyday is a must for me to dig in a new korean recipe from your lovely channel 🙂 ..Thank you so much .. Can I just call you Mama Maangchi coz when I watch your cooking remind me of my late Mama .. Hugsssssss .. Wishing you all the very best and May God always bless you dear Mama Maangchi ..

  30. You're so kind and nice, I'm Italian but I appreciate really a lot your love and your attention to food.. I'm also appreciating/learning lots of Korean receipts loved by my son. Thank you beautiful woman 😘

  31. I would like to try this recipe and add some carrot to it as well.
    As someone on a budget, my 3 staple veggies are potatoes, carrots, and onions because you can make so much with them, and you can always find big bags of them on sale.

  32. wowww I realy like to try this .. if you plzzz do wtire down recipes in description box it wil be vry grateful thnkss

  33. Here in sweden, we eat potatoes like you eat rice or noodles =) It's NEVER a sidedish it IS half the dish.
    Cooked, fried, grilled.
    Sorry for my bad english, hope you understand what I meen.
    LOVE your channel <3

  34. Mangchi. You touch my heart. Good Housewives save money cooking something delicious nutritious within budget. I too used to do such money conversion when I was in Singapore twentyrs back. Each and every Cent counts.You kindled my memories. Love you

  35. Wow, in Scotland we have a very similar, if plainer, dish called Stovies. Potatoes, onions and leftover meat, or perhaps sausage, braised like this using a little water but with just salt and pepper. My mum taught me that you don't stir the ingredients but instead shake the pan so you don't break or mash the potatoes.
    Great , cheap comfort food, perfect for winter weather. I will definitely try your recipe.

  36. Hola bendiciones y puedo prepararlas con salsa de ostion y q tipo de chile en polvo es? Pues no parece tan picante para la cantidad q uso y de antemano gracias 😊 😊😊😊😊

  37. "Dried anchovies is fish, aren't they?" 🙂
    Maangchi, I love your stories. Just like your recipes they bring warmth, joy, and childhood memories. Also, you remind me of my Mom. 🙂

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