Recipe By Chef John
Published Jan 4th
Spicy Garlic Potato Noodles
Prep 20m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 35m
Servings 2 servings Calories 371.3

These homemade, gluten-free noodles are made with potato starch. Similar in texture to a pad Thai noodle (slippery and sticky on the outside and firm and chewy on the inside), they’re neutral in taste and are perfect for absorbing the flavor of any sauce.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup potato starch, or as needed
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup boiling water, or as needed
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons ketchup
  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, or to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine 1 cup potato starch, salt, and vegetable oil in a bowl. Add a splash of boiling water at a time, stirring between additions, until you get a perfectly textured dough.
  2. 2 Transfer to a work surface dusted with a little potato starch. Working quickly while the dough is still warm, knead, adding more potato starch if necessary, until smooth and elastic.
  3. 3 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Set out a large bowl of cold water.
  4. 4 While the water is boiling, roll dough to a thickness of 1/8 inch. Cut into 1/4-inch noodles with a pizza cutter. Separate noodles.
  5. 5 Add potato noodles (in batches if desired) and cook until they float, about 1 minute. Transfer to the bowl of cold water. Repeat to cook remaining noodles.
  6. 6 Whisk oyster sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ketchup, sesame oil, sugar, and Sriracha together in a bowl.
  7. 7 Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sizzle for 15 seconds. Add 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes and green onions; stir-fry for a just few seconds. Before the garlic starts to brown, add in the potato noodles. It's okay that some water comes into the pan as it will stop the cooking process and prevent the garlic from burning.
  8. 8 Add sauce and stir until noodles are coated. Cook until noodles are heated through and sauce starts to simmer, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in 1/4 cup chopped cilantro.
  9. 9 Divide noodles into 2 bowls and garnish with more cilantro and red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 371.3
  • Carbohydrate 68.5 g
  • Fat 10.4 g
  • Fiber 1.5 g
  • Protein 2.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.8 g
  • Sodium 1694.7 mg


  1. After watching the video and listening to Chef John, I thought this would be tricky, but it was easier than I anticipated. Adding the boiling water slowly is a good tip when making the dough.