Delicious Basic Candied Sweet Potatoes

Delicious Basic Candied Sweet Potatoes

These crispy sweet potatoes go fantastically well with sweet sauce and make fantastic additions to bento lunch boxes.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Sweet potato
1 medium (400 g)
★Sugar (light brown sugar)
6 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
★Soy sauce
2/3-1 teaspoon
Black sesame
to taste


1. Wrap the sweet potatoes in cling film and heat in the microwave for 3 minutes. Once they have softened a little, cut them into chunks.
2. Slowly fry the potatoes on a low-medium heat until they are soft enough to be pierced all the way through with a skewer.
3. While the potatoes are frying, heat and combine the ★ ingredients in a frying pan and cook the mixture down.
4. Drain the potatoes of oil and add them to the frying pan from Step 3. Mix the potatoes with the sauce on a high-medium heat.
5. Transfer the potatoes to a plate and sprinkle some black sesame seeds over the top.
6. You can use mizuame starch syrup instead of mirin if you prefer. In that case, please reduce the amount of sugar to 5 tablespoons.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is something that I make often at home. There is a way of making them that uses mizuame starch syrup instead, but I just made a basic sauce with ingredients that I already had in my cupboard. They taste great even without soy sauce as well.