Daigaku Imo is a traditional Japanese recipe. The word “daigaku” means university and “imo” is Japanese for potato. It is called “daigaku” because it was once a very popular dish with university students.
Yield: 2 servings
Time: 15 minutes
- 1 sweet potato
- 1/2 tsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 2.5 tbsp water
- 1/4 tsp vinegar
- 1.5 tbsp black sesame
- Cut sweet potato into bite sizes, wash and wipe dry with a paper towel.
- Mix all spices in a small bowl (sugar, water, soy sauce, vinegar)
- Heat oil in a pan (enough to cover about half the height of the potato slices), add sweet potatoes, and deep fry for about three minutes (until they soften), then set them aside.
- Put the spices into a sauce pan and heat for about five minutes (until the sauce thickens and sticks to the pan)
- Add the sweet potatoes slices in the sauce pan. Coat with the sauce, and sprinkle black sesame on top.
- This recipe is delicious served either hot or cold but the coating can get very hot, so please be careful!