You will be surprised to learn that the texture of potatoes when quickly stir fried is so unique and different from the cooked potatoes you know. Pork and potato stir fry turns the potatoes into something totally different from the usual dishes like baked potatoes, potato salads and mashed potatoes. And it is so quick to make and delicious.
1. You could use sliced pork belly if available. This will save your time. You could also use other cuts of pork meat except stewing meat. If the meat is lean, you may want to increase the oil by ½ tablespoon.
You could also use beef instead of pork.
2. My potato was 385g (0.8lb) in total. You could use 1 large or 3 small potatoes that weigh about 400g (14.1oz). But bear in mind that you would want to make matchsticks of about 4 - 5cm (1½” – 2”) length.
3. Other method of blanching: Boil water enough to cover the potato matchsticks in a saucepan. Turn off the heat and add the potato matchsticks into the saucepan for 10-15 second, then drain well using colander.