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Daigaku Imo (Deep-Fried & Caramelized Sweet Potatoes) in a Rice Cooker

Daigaku Imo (Deep-Fried & Caramelized Sweet Potatoes) in a Rice Cooker

Just mix the ingredients and switch the rice cooker on! It's easy to make!

Ingredients: 1 noodle bowl's worth

Sweet potatoes
3 medium (1 sweet potato = 200-250 g)
Sugar
7 tablespoons (1 tablespoon/100 g of sweet potato)
Honey
2 tablespoons
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
Roasted black sesame seeds
to taste

Steps

1. I used these 3 sweet potatoes. They weighed 700 g.
2. Cut the sweet potatoes into rolling slices. Soak in water for a while and drain. Put all the ingredients except for the sesame seeds in the rice cooker bowl.
3. Mix the ingredients well. Put the lid on and switch on the rice cooker. This is how they look when you mix the ingredients in the rice cooker bowl.
4. This is how they look when you open the lid after the rice cooker cycle has been finished.
5. Add the black sesame seeds, and stir well from the bottom. If you stir while the rice cooker bowl is still hot, the syrup is runny and combines well with the sweet potatoes.
6. When they are well mixed, transfer to a serving dish while it's hot.

Story Behind this Recipe

I happened to know that I could make steamed sweet potato in a rice cooker, so I used that method to make daigaku imo.