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Batata wa Summaq - Potato and Sumac Appetizer

posted on: Jan 19, 2017

Batata wa Summaq - Potato and Sumac Appetizer

This dish can be served for breakfast, as a snack or as a side dish.

Serves 4


  • 4 large potatoes
  • Oil for frying
  • 2 tablespoons sumac (found in Middle Eastern supermarkets)
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 large onion, sliced


Peel potatoes then dice into 1/2 inch cubes

Place oil in a frying pan up to 2 inches deep then heat. Deep-fry the potato cubes until they begin to brown. Remove with a slotted spoon then set aside to drain on paper towels.   Also, retain about 4 tablespoons of the oil in frying pan then set aside.

Combine the remaining ingredients, except onion then set aside.

Heat remaining oil in frying pan then sauté onion until golden brown. Set aside.

Place potato cubes on a platter, then spoon sumac mixture evenly over potato cubes. Spread onions evenly over top, then allow to stand for at least 30 minutes before serving.