Candied Sweet Potatoes

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Even though it's not fried, it's a proper Daigaku Imo (candied sweet potatoes). You use a baking sheet, so cleanup is also simple!!


Asian sweet potato
1 large
4 tablespoons
Vegetable oil
2 tablespoons
Roasted sesame seeds
As desired


1. Wash the sweet potatoes and cut into chunks. Soak in water, then drain with a strainer.
2. Line a frying pan with paper. Add the vegetable oil, potatoes, and sugar. Cover with a lid and heat on medium.
3. When the lid becomes hot, use chopsticks to stir. Cook for 10~20 minutes on medium-low heat. Cooking time depends on how you cut the potatoes. They are ready when you can easily push a chopstick or skewer through.
4. Toss with sesame seeds and serve on a plate. When opening the lid, wipe off the condensed water.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is the recipe I've been using for 15 years.