This is a local specialty of Nagasaki that few people know about. While it may look like snack food, it's served as a fancy side dish. Try this recipe when you have a lot of sweet potatoes to consume!
It's not clear whether it is called "tsukiage" because you "tsuki" (pound) and "ageru" (deep fry) the boiled potato, or because it's round and yellow like the moon.Even in Nagasaki, only people from my hometown make these.They're so good that I posted the recipe to spread the word.But this is my version, perhaps there's a proper recipe somewhere.
You can microwave the sweet potatoes. But they will come out dry, so adding a little milk helps!Adjust the amount of sugar depending on the sweetness of the potatoes. I like them very sweet.The more flour you use, the more glutinous they will be.
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