Honey Flavored Daigaku-imo (Deep-Fried & Caramelized Sweet Potatoes)

Honey Flavored Daigaku-imo (Deep-Fried & Caramelized Sweet Potatoes)

These daigaku-imo are made with floury sweet potatoes coated in a delicious honey-flavored sauce.
They're super popular in my household.
The seasoning is essential to a delicious daigaku-imo recipe, and the one shown here is definitely worth a try.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Sweet potato
1 large (about 350 g)
A Honey
1 tablespoon
A Soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon
A Sugar
2 tablespoons
A Water
3 tablespoons
Toasted black sesame seeds
to taste
Frying oil
as needed


1. Thoroughly wash the sweet potatoes, since you will be using the entire potato, including the skin. Chop roughly, then soak in water for about 20 minutes to remove the bitterness.
2. Wipe off the excess water with a paper towel, then deep fry in 170℃ oil until crisp.
3. The potatoes will turn golden brown, as shown. If you can pass a bamboo skewer or toothpick all the way through, they are ready.
4. Drain on top of a paper towel to remove excess oil.
5. Combine all of the A ingredients, then simmer on low heat.
6. Stir often, taking care not to burn the mixture. When it starts to thicken as shown, it is ready.
7. Thoroughly coat the sweet potatoes in the sauce while it is still hot.
8. Sprinkle on black sesame seeds to taste, then serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

I went digging for sweet potatoes and ended up with a bunch, so I'm currently re ing a variety of sweet potato dishes.