Sweet Potato and Celery Salt and Butter Flavored Kinpira

Sweet Potato and Celery Salt and Butter Flavored Kinpira

This is an attractive looking kinpira (a shredded vegetable stir fry with sesame seeds) with celery. No sugar is added, in order to enjoy the natural sweetness of the sweet potato.
Add red chili pepper to taste.


Japanese sweet potato (Naruto Kintoki variety)
200 g
1 stalk
10 g
2 tablespoons
1/4 teaspoon
Soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon
Toasted white sesame seeds
To taste


1. Cut the ends of the sweet potato and cut into matchsticks. Soak in a bowl of water.
2. Cut the celery and carrot into matchsticks too.
3. Melt the butter in a frying pan. Add the well drained sweet potato and stir fry.
4. When the butter is well distributed, add the celery and carrot and stir fry quickly. Sprinkle in the sake and cover with a lid.
5. Take the lid off after 2 to 3 minutes. Add salt and stir fry. Drizzle in the soy sauce on the hot surface of the pan, mix in and turn off the heat.
6. Transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle with sesame seeds. (I also sprinkled on some celery leaves.)

Story Behind this Recipe

I've been making sweet potato and carrot kinpira for some time, but when I tried adding celery it was very pretty.