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Never one to waste a thing, Philadelphia chef Michael Solomonov pickles sliced fingerlings in leftover pickle brine so they’re flavor-packed through and through before frying them. Slideshow: More Potato Recipes 

November 2015


Recipe Summary

45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium bowl, cover the sliced potatoes with the pickle brine and refrigerate overnight.

  • In a food processor, combine the garlic, lemon juice and salt and pulse until a coarse puree forms. Let stand for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve set over a small bowl. Stir in the tahini, cumin and 3 tablespoons of water until smooth, then stir in the harissa and 1/2 tablespoon of the pickle brine. Season with salt.

  • Drain the potatoes and pat dry with paper towels. In a nonstick skillet, heat a thin layer of oil. Working in batches, fry the potatoes in a single layer over moderately high heat, turning occasionally, until they’re lightly browned and tender, about 5 minutes per batch. Drain and serve with the harissa tahini.

Make Ahead

The pickles can be refrigerated in their brine for up to 1 week.