Non-Fried Candied Sweet Potato Sticks

Non-Fried Candied Sweet Potato Sticks

A healthy snack with easy clean-up! The potato sticks are cooked quickly and are the perfect snack dish. Try it out as a side dish or for snack.

Ingredients: 2 to 3 servings

Sweet potatoes
Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon
☆ Water
1 tablespoon
☆ Sugar
2 tablespoons
☆ Mirin
1 tablespoon
☆ Soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon
Black sesame seeds
To taste


1. After cutting the sweet potato into 5cm thick pieces, slice them into 1cm thick pieces, and then further into 1 cm sticks. Soak in water for 5 minutes, strain and pat dry with a kitchen towel.
2. Heat oil in frying pan, add the sweet potato sticks, and cover with a lid.
3. Simmer covered for 6 to 7 minutes on low to medium heat, until the sweet potato sticks become tender. Shake the pan or turn the sweet potato sticks with chopsticks to avoid overcooking.
4. Push a stick into the sweet potato, and if it goes through easily, wipe the oil with paper towels.
5. Add ☆ ingredients( water, mirin, and soy sauce) to the pan, and coat the sweet potato sticks with the sauce on low heat. Cook until the sauce thickens.
6. Sprinkle with black sesame seeds and then serve!

Story Behind this Recipe

This recipe was created with cut sweet potato sticks, since that was the shape used in my family recipe. This eliminates the need to deep fry. The stick shape makes for easy cooking and eating, so this is one of my stand-by recipes.