An Ethiopian-inspired recipe for Berbere Potatoes made with simple ingredients and flavorful Berbere spice. Vegan and gluten-free, this makes for a flavorful healthy side dish.
Berbere Potatoes- a simple flavorful Ethiopian-inspired side dish that is healthy, delicious and vegan! #potatoes #berbere #vegan

Peace is this moment without judgment. That is all. This moment in the Heart-space where everything is welcome.~Dorothy Hunt 

This recipe for Berber Potatoes was not really planned but turned out soooooo tasty, I just wanted to share! Thinly sliced thin-skinned potatoes are layered with a tomato-y berbere-infused broth of sorts, then baked until meltingly tender. A lovely vegan side dish that is full of so much flavor.

What is Berbere? 

Berbere if unfamiliar is an Ethiopian spice blend that you can either buy or make at home. It’s slightly spicy, yet complex and happens to pair well with potatoes!  There are several recipes on the blog that features Berbere spice and we will roll out more through the year, so it’s something nice to get familiar with and have on hand.
Homemade berbere spice

How to make Berbere Potatoes:

The recipe is quick and easy once you have the berbere spice in hand.
Simply saute shallot and garlic in olive oil until tender. Add the tomato and juices, cooking just a few minutes to break them down a bit. Add the berbere spice, then set aside a half cup of this.
Berbere Potatoes- a simple flavorful Ethiopian-inspired side dish that is healthy, delicious and vegan! #potatoes #berbere #vegan
Add the water, salt and pepper and give a good stir.
Make the flavorful broth.
Add the potatoes and give a good toss, coating all sides. Give the pan a shake, add the tomato-berbere mixture that you set aside to the top, spreading it around.  Drizzle with some olive oil.
add the potatoes to the pan with the broth
Cover tightly and bring to a hard simmer on the stove, then place in the hot oven to finish baking, 30 minutes. Remove the lid, bake uncovered for 10 minutes.
Berbere Potatoes- a simple flavorful Ethiopian-inspired side dish that is healthy, delicious and vegan! #potatoes #berbere #vegan
These flavorful Berbere Potatoes would pair with fish, chicken, tofu or whatever you are serving up!

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Berbere Potatoes- a simple flavorful Ethiopian-inspired side dish that is healthy, delicious and vegan!

Berbere Potatoes

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: side dish, vegan,
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: Ethiopian
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Berbere Potatoes- a simple flavorful Ethiopian-inspired side dish that is healthy, delicious and vegan!


Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, rough chopped
  • 1 large tomato, diced (with juices)
  • 1 tablespoon Berber spice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • `1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1.5 lbs thin-skinned potatoes, thinly sliced (yukons, red, etc)
  • a drizzle of olive oil
  • 1/8 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. In a cast iron or oven-proof skillet, heat the oil over medium heat, add the shallots and saute, stirring until tender, 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 2 minutes, until fragrant. Add the tomatoes and their juices, and continue cooking until they begin to break down and soften, 3-4 minutes. Stir in the Berbere spice and the water.
  3. Scoop out ¾ cup of the mixture and set aside.
  4. Add the potatoes tossing to coat each side and layer them. Pour the remaining tomato mixture over top.
  5. Cover tightly with a lid or with foil. Bring to a hard simmer on the stovetop, then place in the oven for 30 minutes covered.
  6. Remove lid, checking that potatoes are fork-tender, drizzle with olive oil, bake an additional 10 minutes uncovered.
  7. Scatter with fresh parsley. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 222
  • Sugar: 2.6 g
  • Sodium: 467.9 mg
  • Fat: 10.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Fiber: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: Berbere Potatoes, vegan potato recipe, Ethiopian potatoes, vegetable side dish, potato side dish, vegan side dish

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. Delicious and really easy! I threw in some Serrano peppers I needed to use up for some heat. This is a great dish. I had the leftovers with eggs for breakfast. Very good!