Non-Fried Daigaku Imo Sweet Potatoes

Non-Fried Daigaku Imo Sweet Potatoes

Crunchy and simple steam-cooked sweet potatoes with healthy olive oil!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Sweet potato
1 medium (200 - 230 g)
★Olive oil
2 tablespoons
★ Sugar (if possible, soft light brown sugar)
3 tablespoons
★ Mentsuyu (2x concentrate)
1 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
2 tablespoons
Black sesame seeds (optional)
as needed


1. Wash the sweet potatoes. Roughly chop into 5-6 cm long, slightly thin slices.
2. Put the slices into a bowl and soak in water. Drain.
3. Put the ★ ingredients into a frying pan and lightly mix together. Spread the ingredients out in the pan (this is to even out the flavor). Put the sweet potatoes on top, cover with a lid, turn on the heat, and steam-cook.
4. When it comes to a boil, flip the potatoes occasionally (for about 15 minutes).
5. When you can easily press a skewer through the potatoes, take off the lid. Coat the potatoes with the sauce as the water evaporates.
6. Transfer to a plate and sprinkle black sesame seeds on top. Enjoy!

Story Behind this Recipe

I love daigaku imo, so I wanted to make my own version of what I buy at the grocery store. When making it, I didn't want to fry, so I used olive oil and tried various methods until I was satisfied with the result!