Monday, October 1, 2018

Daigakuimo: Candied Sweet Potatoes (Traditional Japanese Vegan Snacks) | Japanese Cooking Video Recipe

Crispy outside, soft inside! Usually, we deep fry the sweet potatoes but in this video I will show you how to make it in a frying pan! Quick, Easy, and Delicious 😋

We call this snack Daigakuimo (大学芋) literally "University Potatoes" in Japanese because it was popular among University students in 1900's.

Daigakuimo: Candied Sweet Potatoes
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Daigakuimo: Candied Sweet Potatoes (Traditional Japanese Vegan Snacks)

Difficulty: VERY Easy
Time: 15 min
Number of servings: n/a

400g (about 1lb) Japanese sweet potato
4 tbsp. sugar *regular white sugar, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, etc... are ok
1/2 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. vinegar or lemon juice * interfering agent to prevent crystallization
2 tsp. toasted black sesame seeds
4 tbsp. cooking oil

1. Wash the sweet potato with the skin, cut into bite-size pieces, soak in water for 5 minutes to remove starch and prevent stop oxidation (color change). Drain well and remove excess water with paper towels.
2. Place the sweet potatoes in a frying pan, add cooking oil, cover and cook on medium for 3 minutes. Flip them over, cover and cook another 3 minutes.
3. Insert a bamboo skewer to check if the potatoes are done. Remove the oil from the pan using paper towels. Add sugar, soy sauce, vinegar or lemon juice. When the sugar melts and coats the sweet potatoes, stop the heat and sprinkle with black sesame seeds.


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