zesty za’tar potatoes

I came home from uni a couple of weeks ago, and found a plate of gorgeous looking potatoes sitting there waiting for me! 😀 I asked who’d made them, and how, but I was answered with a question. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to guess everything in this recipe card, but that didn’t matter, because I loved these a lot. The zat’ar we had at home was a bit sour already, that’s why I would’ve added in the sugar.

These make a great side dish to any dinner. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Part 2 of cooking with my sis (only that she did them all by herself this time!)


Serves: 4


4 small potatoes (or equivalent large ones)

seasoning: za’tar, sumac, pepper; salt if desired

optional: sugar, black onion seed, onion powder


Wash the potatoes (leave the skin on)

Cut the potatoes into large chunks or quarters.

Season with a bit of salt.

Bring water to a boil and add the potatoes.

Leave to cook until almost done.

Remove from the pot and leave to drain.

Heat up the deep fryer (this gets naughty).

The oil is ready when a potato sizzles immediately.

Fry all the potato until completely cooked and golden.

Remove from the deep fryer and set aside, but don’t put them on absorbent paper.

In a plate, add a few heaped tablespoons of za’tar. Add in about 1/2 a teaspoon of sumac and mix.

Add a dash of pepper, and optionally, you can add a small dash of sugar, black onion seed, or onion powder.

Mix in all the spices until combined.

Take each potato quarter and roll carefully in the spices.

Arrange in a serving dish.

Best eaten with something fresh like a salad.

7 thoughts on “zesty za’tar potatoes

  1. Good Cooks says:

    Wow…I never think to add the zaatar to potato. Actually, I did add the za’atar to hard boiled egg and my kids really like it, I now must try it over the potato. Thanks Fati for idea.

  2. Charles says:

    Yummy – never hard of za’tar actually… what’s it like… chilli powder or something? I think I’m the world’s biggest fan of deep-fried potato though (lol) so I judge these to be officially delicious looking 😀

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