Pioneer Woman Chinese Food Recipes is a blog dedicated to delicious and easy-to-follow recipes for dishes from all over China.
The recipes are primarily authentic, with some adaptations to make them easier or more accessible. They’re also gluten-free, dairy-free, eggless, and vegetarian-friendly.
The blog was started in 2012 because I wanted to share my passion for home-style cooking worldwide.
Pioneer Woman Chinese Food Recipes:
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
- 6 cups vegetable oil for frying (grapeseed, canola, or peanut oil is best)
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except for the potatoes and oil. Mix well. Add in the potato slices, then mix again to coat them evenly with the batter (try not to break any of them)
Pour one cup of vegetable oil into a heavy-bottomed pot or deep fryer and heat on low until the oil is hot enough to sizzle a piece of potato. Check this by dropping in a couple of slices and seeing if they immediately begin bubbling. If they don’t, then your oil isn’t quite hot enough yet.
If you fry the potatoes in an inch of oil, this recipe contains approximately:
|total fat||365 grams|
|saturated fat||35 grams|
|polyunsaturated fat||4 grams|
|monounsaturated fat||100 grams|
The primary source of fat in this dish is the vegetable oil you fry it in, so I recommend using a good quality, flavorful oil such as canola or peanut.
Other ingredients are relatively low in cholesterol and sodium. This dish is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and eggless without frying with less than 200mg of sodium.
The benefit of Pioneer Woman Chinese Food Recipes
The benefit of Pioneer Woman Chinese Food Recipes is that you can eat the fried potatoes alongside meat or vegetables or use them to top a rice bowl.
They’re also good eaten cold straight out of the fridge, making it even easier to throw this dish together in 20 minutes when you get home from work with nothing planned for dinner.
Protein in Pioneer Woman Chinese Food Recipes
Potatoes are primarily starch (carbohydrate), although they do contain some protein concentrated in the skin.
Healthy potatoes contain less than 100 calories for a medium-sized potato and only 0.5 grams of fat per serving, meaning this fried dish contains around 530 calories + whatever oil you choose to fry them in (more on that below)
Lightly frying Pioneer Woman Chinese Food Recipes in your favorite healthy oil will add 90 calories per serving.
You can use any light-flavored, high-quality oil you like for this dish, including olive oil (my personal favorite), coconut oil, grapeseed, peanut, or canola.
A medium potato contains around 3 grams of protein. A tablespoon of oil contains 0.4 grams of protein, so this dish has more than 6 grams if you’re frying it in an inch or two of oil.
A small serving (a few slices) has less than 200mg sodium per serving. This is low for a fried dish. Remember to season with salt and other spices after frying if you want your dish to taste saltier.
There are no dairy, egg, or gluten ingredients in this dish, making it safe for people with most food allergies except for wheat/gluten allergies.
Trans fat content:
There is no hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated oil in this recipe.
Feel free to use high-quality, organic ingredients when possible for improved flavor and nutrition.
Calories in Pioneer Woman Chinese Food Recipes
A medium potato contains around 110 calories, and a tablespoon of oil will add 90 calories. The total number of calories depends on the type of oil you fry the potatoes in (110+90 for olive oil; 120+100 for peanut oil; etc.).
How To Prepare It More Delicious?
1. Cook it softer:
After you cut them up, boil them in water for 5 minutes to soften up the potatoes before frying. This helps you coat them evenly with batter as well as keeps them from breaking apart while cooking.
2. Add seitan & tofu:
Top the dish with other protein foods such as marinated seitan and tofu along with a fried or scrambled egg.
3. Make it vegan:
Skip the eggs, and use water instead of milk/dairy products to prepare the batter. This will yield a gluten-free, vegan dish.
4. Use flour rather than cornstarch:
If you have an allergy or sensitivity to corn, feel free to substitute with all-purpose flour (wheat or gluten-free) to coat the potatoes. This will yield cereal- and gluten-free dishes.
If you’re looking for a fun and unique take on Chinese food recipes, The Pioneer Woman has some great options that would be perfect for the whole family.
Her blog is filled with step-by-step instructions and helpful tips to ensure each dish turns out just right – we can’t resist trying them all!
From Kung Pao Chicken to Shrimp Fried Rice, there’s sure to be something new added to your dinner rotation.