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Potato Simmered in Lemon Juice For Your Obento Sweet

Potato Simmered in Lemon Juice For Your Obento Sweet

Enjoy sweet potatoes seasoned with lemon. It's a dish loved by kids. This is great option for decorative character bentos and regular bentos alike.

Ingredients

Japanese sweet potato
1
Sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons
Lemon
1 slice

Steps

1. Cut the sweet potato into 1 cm slices. Throw these slices into a pot with enough water to cover them.
2. Add the sugar and lemon, and simmer on medium heat until your sweet potatoes are tender.
3. Decorative touch for o-bentos.
4. Make shallow cuts into the skin of the sweet potato slices (just deep enough to pierce through the visible section).
5. Continue to peel the rest of the slice, but skip over every other section of skin, so as to create an alternating striped pattern.

Story Behind this Recipe

I posted this recipe here in response to a request from a follower on my blog.