OCHIKERON Recipe: Miso Potato (Japanese Vegan Poutine-Like Dish)

March 2023 (vol. 185)

Very tasty crunchy yet delicious deep fried potatoes with Miso sauce.

Originated in Chichibu city of Saitama prefecture in Japan.  It is a very popular school lunch menu in Japan. Perfect for snack time!


Difficulty: Very Easy 

Time: 15 min

Number of servings: 4 servings


500g (1.1lb) potatoes

80g (2.8oz.) flour

100ml water

deep frying oil

Miso Sauce 

 * 3 tbsp. Miso

 * 2 tbsp. sugar

 * 1 tbsp. Mirin (sweet Sake)

 * 1 tbsp. Sake


  1. Mix Miso, sugar, Mirin, and Sake in a bowl. Cover and microwave on medium for a minute.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut them into bite-size pieces. Place them on a microwavable dish and microwave on medium for 5 minutes.
  3. Mix flour and water in a bowl. Quickly add it into the potatoes and coat them. *Please deep fry immediately. Do not leave long or they stick together.
  4. Deep fry in oil for 2~3 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Drizzle with the Miso sauce to finish.