Sweet Potatoes and Lotus Root Sauté

Sweet Potatoes and Lotus Root Sauté

Sweet and savory seasoning goes perfectly with sweet potatoes and lotus root. Enjoy in your bento.

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

Sweet potato (Satsuma imo)
1, small (250g)
Lotus root
1 section (150g)
1 1/2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons
Vegetable oil
2 tablespoons
White sesame seeds
to taste


1. Chop the sweet potato (2-3mm), peel and slice the lotus root into 2mm halfmoons. Soak separately in water to remove the bitterness.
2. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan, and fry the sweet potato and lotus root over medium heat until the moisture has thoroughly evaporated.
3. Toss the vegetables in oil, then add water, sugar, sake and soy sauce. It's done when the liquid has completely evaporated. Garnish and serve with sesame seeds to taste.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make a sweet potato side dish. My kids don't like the spicy red chili pepper usually used in this kind of side dish, so I made this with just sweet potatoes and lotus root.