Tuesday, January 04, 2005

*DAIGAKU-IMO: Candied Sweet Potatoes

Recipe by MotokoI am from Tokyo, Japan.
This is my favourite Japanese dessert.

Ingredients (4 servings)

Deep Fried Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes- 14oz
Vegitable Oil
Sesame(parched black sesame seeds)-1 tea spoon

Sugar (Brown sugar is better) -2 and 1/2 oz
Water -2tsp
Soy Sauce 1 small tea spoon

1. Wash the sweet potato well, and cut into 1" triangulor pieces, and soak in water. Pat the sweet potatoes to dry.
2. Put the vegetable oil in a deep pan and heat it up to 340°F.
3. Fry the sweet potatoes until they become crispy and golden brown.
4. Take them out from the oil and put them in the syrup.
5. Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top.

How to make the syrup
1. Put the sugar and water and heat and stir them until they become sticky and thick liquid.

*Daigaku-imo is a popular dessert in Japan.