1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Simmered Pork and New Potatoes


New potatoes are called shinjaga in Japanese, and they are often cooked in spring. New potatoes are commonly simmered or deep-fried in Japanese cooking.

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 lb new potatoes, washed and scrubbed
  • 1/2 lb thinly sliced pork, cut into 1 inch length
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar


If potatoes are large, cut in halves. Heat oil in a large pot on medium heat and saute meat and potatoes for a few minutes. Add water and bring to a boil. Add soy sauce and sugar in the pot and simmer the ingredients on medium-low heat for about 20 minutes, or until potatoes are softened.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.