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Spicy Shrimp Paste U.S. Potato Shoestring Fries

  • Ready Time: 20min
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  • Prep Time: 10min
    Cook Time: 10min
  • Serves: 3-4
    Prep Method: Fried
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  • 2 cups of U.S. Shoestring Frozen Potatoes
  • 10 onions, finely sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 inch of ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 7 tablespoons of chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of shrimp paste
  • ½ cup of dried shrimp powder
  • 1 teaspoon of red chili powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons of ready to eat fried onions
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of ready to eat fried garlic
  • ½ cup of sunflower oil

Prep Time: 10min | Cook Time: 10min


  1. Heat oil in a pan and fry the U.S. Shoe String fries until they turn golden. Let them sit on a paper towel and set aside.
  2. In the same oil, add turmeric powder, onions, garlic, ginger, and fry the ingredients until the onions soften. Add the chili powder and fry for another minute. Set aside.
  3. In the same oil, fry the shrimp paste until it crisps, add the chili flakes, and fry for 1 -2 minutes. Add the fish sauce and fry for 2 more minutes. Set aside.
  4. In the same oil, fry the dried shrimp powder for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  5. In the same pan, combine all the fried ingredients together and mix well. Add salt to taste. Remove the pan from the heat and cool completely. Add the ready to eat fried onions and garlic. Mix well to combine all the ingredients together.
  6. You can store it in a clean dry jar at room temperature for weeks. Since the U.S. Shoe String fries and the shrimp paste are already cooked and crisp, they won’t go bad. If you feel icky about storing at room temperature, you can also refrigerate it. Enjoy!



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