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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.
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