Sweet Potatoes Appetizer with Dinner or with Drinks

Sweet Potatoes Appetizer with Dinner or with Drinks

This is a slightly salty sweet potato dish. Since they're precooked in the microwave, they are done easily in no time.


Japanese sweet potato
200 g
☆ Mirin
2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon (to finish)
☆ Sake
2 tablespoons
☆ Sugar
about 1 tablespoon
☆Soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons
☆ Dashi stock granules
A small amount
Black sesame seeds
To taste


1. Cut the sweet potato into about 1 cm matchsticks and soak in a bowl of water. Drain, and microwave for about 2-3 minutes.
2. Put the ☆ ingredients in a pan and bring to a boil. Add the microwaved sweet potato, and simmer while mixing.
3. When there's no liquid left in the pan, add 1 teaspoon of mirin for the shine to the potatoes and mix. Sprinkle some black sesame seeds and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had a lot of sweet potatoes, and I wanted to make some of them into something other than a sweet snack.