Oil-Free Japanese Style Yam-Imo (Yam Potato) Gratin

Oil-Free Japanese Style Yam-Imo (Yam Potato) Gratin

This is deliciously thick and creamy Japanese yam paste!
The tofu makes this a healthy, yet hunger-satisfying dish.

Ingredients: 2 to 3 servings

Yama-imo (yam potato) or Chinese yam
250 g
☆ Egg (whole)
☆ Shiro-dashi
50 ml
Silken tofu
1/2 block
Dried fish flakes and dried green nori flakes
to taste


1. Grate the yama-imo and mix in egg and shiro-dashi until blended.
2. Cut tofu into bite-sized chunks and place on heat-proof dish.
3. Pour yam potato mixture over tofu and lightly toss.
4. Bake in an oven at 200°C without pre-heating for 20 to 25 minutes. (Or, in a 600 W oven toaster for 15 to 20 minutes.)
5. Remove from the oven when the surface becomes lightly browned. Sprinkle with dried fish flakes and aonori.
6. For added texture, finely chop 20 g of the total amount of yam potato (or Chinese yam) and blend it into the grated yam potato.

Story Behind this Recipe

I created this recipe since I love grated yam potato and was craving it on a cold day.