Sweet Potato Daigaku-Imo Style in 5 minutes

Sweet Potato Daigaku-Imo Style in 5 minutes

Sweet and salty candied sweet potatoes with a rich butter flavor.
I would like you to try it at least once while sweet potatoes are in season!


Japanese sweet potato
1 small (about 200 g)
about 10-20 g
◆ Sugar
2 tablespoons
◆ Soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon
◆ Salt
a pinch


1. Cut the sweet potatoes into thin and long sticks, soak in a bowl of water for about 1 minute, and drain.
2. Pat dry the excess water from the sweet potatoes. Since it is troublesome, I put the sweet potatoes in a skillet and briefly cook it to evaporate the moisture.
3. In a skillet, melt the butter and saute the sweet potatoes until brown on the surface (they will fall apart if you cook them too long).
4. Add the ◆ ingredients and cook until the liquid reduces.

Story Behind this Recipe

I love daigaku-imo (deep-fried & candied sweet potatoes), but deep-frying is a lot of work. So I made it in a kinpira-style, and it was really delicious.