Candied Sweet Potatoes (Daigaku Imo)


Serves 1

Traditionally enjoyed by students in autumn, these easy to make, candied sweet potato bites are known as Daigaku Imo in Japan. A traditional Japanese treat made from sweet potato pieces coated in a flavourful blend of sesame oil, sugar, soy sauce and mild vinegar they make a great sweet-savoury snack as the nights draw in.


How to prepare

  • First wash your sweet potato with clean water and cut it into chunks.

  • Grab a frying pan and add the sesame oil, the sugar, the soy sauce and the vinegar, and let the mix simmer on a low heat for about 30 seconds.

  • Add the sweet potato chunks and let them cook for about 2 minutes on each side.