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Batata w Lahme (Potatoes with Meat)

Batata w Lahme
  • Prep Time
    10 mins.
  • Cook Time
    20 mins.
  • Serving
    4
  • Ready In
    30 mins.
Fried crispy potatoes tossed with diced spiced meat. Serve this easy but delicious dish with pita bread and pickles or a side salad.
Batata w Lahme

If you love quick, easy and hearty dishes, you will love this Lebanese potatoes and meat dish known in Arabic as Batata w Lahme. Fried (deep-fried or air-fried) potatoes are tossed with sauteed meat (beef or even lamb). The Lebanese comes in with the seasoning, as the meat is seasoned with Lebanese 7 spices. You can find the 7-spice mix at any Middle-eastern grocery store, or easily make it yourself using my recipe.

How to Prepare Batata w Lahme

This dish is incredibly easy to make and only uses a handful of ingredients. I like to use russet potatoes because when fried, whether deep-fried, which is how the dish is traditionally made, or air-fried, russet potatoes tend to come out the crispiest while still being soft on the inside. Feel free to use whatever potatoes you have on hand. You want to cut them into small 1/2inch cubes and season with just salt.

Batata w Lahme

For the meat part of the dish, you can use either beef or lamb, whichever you prefer. I like to use beef, specifically rib-eye. Flank steak or skirt steak are also good cuts of meat for a very small dice. Some people also use ground beef in this dish, however, I just prefer the larger diced meat for texture reasons.

The meat is seasoned with 7 spices and sauteed in a large skillet. Once the potatoes have been cooked, you will add them to the skillet and combine with the meat. I love to eat this dish with basic ketchup and pita bread. I typically will make pita sandwiches for kids along with some pickles. You can also serve with a hot sauce for a nice kick!

STEP 1

Peel your russet potatoes and diced into small ½ inch cubes. Wash thoroughly in cold water and drain.

*Since I am air-frying the potato cubes, I like to either pat them dry with paper towels or in my salad spinner.

This extra step will give you crispier potatoes when air-frying.

Batata w Lahme
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STEP 2

Season the potatoes with one teaspoon of salt. Add two tablespoons of avocado oil and toss to combine.

Air-fry for 20 min on 375, mixing half way in between.

Or you can deep-fry the potatoes if you prefer in a neutral oil until golden and crispy.
Drain on a paper-towel lined plate and set aside.

STEP 3

Heat up a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the diced beef and cook until browned.

Once browned, add the remaining two tablespoons of avocado oil.

Batata w Lahme

STEP 4

Season with one teaspoon of salt, one teaspoon of seven spices and ½ teaspoon of black pepper. Cook over medium heat for a couple more minutes.

STEP 5

Lastly, add the cooked diced potatoes and mix to combine.
Batata w Lahme

Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes and turn off the heat. Serve with pickles, pita bread and ketchup or your favorites sauces.

Batata w Lahme
Batata w Lahme

Batata w Lahme

Fried crispy potatoes tossed with diced spiced meat. Serve this easy but delicious dish with pita bread and pickles or a side salad.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Lebanese
Keyword: batata, Batata w Lahme, beef, potatoe recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 571kcal
Author: Iman

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ribeye beef (diced)
  • 5 russet potatoes
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. 7 Spices

Instructions

  • Peel your russet potatoes and diced into small ½ inch cubes. Wash thoroughly in cold water and drain.
    *Since I am air-frying the potato cubes, I like to either pat them dry with paper towels or in my salad spinner. This extra step will give you crispier potatoes when air-frying.
  • Season the potatoes with one teaspoon of salt. Add two tablespoons of avocado oil and toss to combine.
    Air-fry for 20 min on 375, mixing half way in between.
    Or you can deep-fry the potatoes if you prefer in a neutral oil until golden and crispy. Drain on a paper-towel lined plate and set aside.
  • Heat up a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the diced beef and cook until browned. Once browned, add the remaining two tablespoons of avocado oil.
  • Season with one teaspoon of salt, one teaspoon of seven spices and ½ teaspoon of black pepper. Cook over medium heat for a couple more minutes.
  • Lastly, add the cooked diced potatoes and mix to combine. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes and turn off the heat. Serve with pickles, pita bread and ketchup or your favorites sauces.

Nutrition

Calories: 571kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1029mg | Potassium: 1435mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 4mg
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