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[Farmhouse Recipe] Caramelized Hard Candy Coated Sweet Potatoes

[Farmhouse Recipe] Caramelized Hard Candy Coated Sweet Potatoes

Daigaku imo (deep fried sweet potatoes) coated with crunchy candy coating! The outside is crispy, and the inside is soft and delicious. ♪

Ingredients

Sweet potatoes
1 (medium)
Sugar
100 g
Water
1 tablespoon

Steps

1. Roughly cut the sweet potato into chunks.
2. Spread vegetable oil on a sheet of aluminum foil or a plate.
3. Deep fry the sweet potato in medium hot oil, until a bamboo skewer can pierce through. Crank up the heat to high and fry for 3 minutes until the skin is crispy.
4. It's best if the skin is crispy and the potatoes have puffed up a bit.
5. Put the sugar and water in a small pot or pan over medium heat.
6. After 6 minutes the sugar will start to color, Cook for a little bit longer to caramelize.
7. When the sugar has turned dark brown and is starting to smoke, add the fried sweet potato slices and toss rapidly to coat.
8. Coat the sweet potatoes well.
9. Line up the sweet potato pieces on an oiled foil or plate, so that the pieces aren't touching each other.
10. Let rest for a while (10 minutes or so) and the candy coating will become brittle and hard.
11. I made hard candies with the remaining caramel.

Story Behind this Recipe

I thought that daigaku-imo would be delicious with a caramelized coating, and it was better than I imagined. ☆