Updated: Feb 24, 2022
Japanese candied sweet potatoes are a very popular traditional treat called DAIGAKUIMO in Japanese.
When autumn is here, I'm always craving sweet potatoes. Who's with me??
If you want to enjoy something different than roasted sweet potatoes, candied sweet potatoes are great option to try.
It's vegan, so everyone can enjoy them with some tea.
Make a batch and bring it to a gathering!
<JAPANESE CANDIED SWEET POTATOES/ 大学芋>
＜Yield> 3 servings
<Prep time> 5 minutes
<Cook time> 10 minutes
10.5oz (300g) Japanese sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons Mirin
1 teaspoon Soy sauce
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
black sesame seed (I love to sprinkle on a lot!)
1. Wash the sweet potatoes to remove the dirt. Cut into large chunks and soak them in water for 5 minutes to remove the starch. Drain the water and steam or microwave the potatoes at 600w for 3 minutes. In a bowl, mix together the ingredients listed under the <sauce> above.
2. Wipe off the excess moisture from the sweet potatoes. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Shallow fry them for 3-4 minutes on both side or until you get a crunchy crust on every surface. Remove from heat.
3. Wipe off the excess oil with a kitchen towel. Add the sauce into the pan and heat it up over medium heat to caramelize the sauce, it should take approximately 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a plate and sprinkle with a generous amount of toasted sesame seeds. Now it's ready to enjoy!
・Wipe off the excess moisture completely before you start to shallow fry the sweet potatoes to prevent the oil from splattering.
・The sauce burns easily, so keep stirring them with a spatula.
・Toasted sesame seeds are not optional! It will elevate the flavor. It's a must have in my opinion! haha
Store them in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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