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Potato Tteokbokki
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5 from 9 votes

Potato Tteokbokki


  • 3-4 Medium-Sized Potatoes
  • 1 whole Onion
  • 1 stalk Spring Onion
  • Few pieces Fishcake (Eomuk) Optional
  • 3 Whole Eggs Optional
  • Few handfuls Shredded Cheese

Tteokbokki Sauce

  • 1 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons Gochujang (Korean Chili Pepper Paste)
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Gochugaru (Korean Chili Pepper Flakes)
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey (Or use Oligodang Syrup)
  • 2-3 big pinches of Salt


Prep Ingredients

  • Peel and wash potatoes. Then cut them into wedge shapes - measure 3 cups worth. Place the wedges pieces in a bowl of cold water - this will prevent them from oxidizing and changing colors.
  • Place water into a pot. Bring it to boil. Place 3 Eggs in and set a timer for 7 minutes After 7 minutes, drain the hot water and soak the soft-boiled eggs in cold water. Let it cool down, then carefully peel.
  • Cut 1 whole Onion into thin pieces. Then Cut 1 stalk of Spring Onion into smaller pieces. Then cut Fish Cakes into bite-sized pieces.

Make Tteokbokki

  • Before we start, drain the water from the potatoes. Shake off any excess water. Then place the potato wedges aside.
  • Place Vegetable Oil (1 Tablespoon) into a large pot or wok. Then add-in Gochujang (4 Tablespoons). Place it on Medium Heat and mix the paste into the oil. Stir it around for around 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, the gochujang will look bubbly and clumped up - that's good
  • Now add the onions slices. Then add the potato wedges.
  • Gently stir-fry everything until the potatoes wedges are well-coated in the sauce. Then add in 2 cups of water. Wait until the pot comes back up to a boil.
  • Once its boiling, add in Minced Garlic (1 Tablespoon), Gochugaru (1 Tablespoon), Sugar (1 Tablespoon), Honey (2 Tablespoons), Salt (2-3 big pinches).
  • Then let the potatoes boil away for 5 minutes - on a medium-low heat!
  • After 5 minutes, add in the fish cakes, soft-boiled eggs and the spring onions.
  • Let it boil away for another 2-3 minutes. After 2-3 minutes, check on the status of your potatoes. Poke it with a fork or chopstick. They should be soft - but firm. Cook it for a few more minutes if the potatoes are still hard.
  • When the potatoes are ready, scoop out a few souple ladle's worth into a smaller bowl. Sprinkle a few handfuls of cheese over them. Microwave for 1 minute!
  • Bon Appetit!