Potato Chile Scramble

Batata u Bayd

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Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

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A guaranteed crowd-pleaser, frequently made for brunch or a light supper. You can substitute dried zaatar if fresh is unavailable; just make sure to rub it between your fingers to extract its flavor first. You can also try using dill.


  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2


Fry the potatoes in 4 to 5 tablespoons of olive oil on medium heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally to ensure even browning and prevent burning. Meanwhile, crush the garlic and peppers in a mortar and pestle along with ½