Daigakuimo (college potato) is a traditional Japanese sweet which is sugar coated deep-fried sweet potato.
Yield: 4 servings
1 lb satsumaimo sweet potato, cut into bite-size pieces
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp water
1 tsp sesame seeds
*Vegetable oil for frying
How To Make:
Heat oil in a deep pan and deep fry sweet potatoes at 350 degrees F until cooked through and golden. Drain on paper towels.
Mix water, sugar, and soy sauce in a large skillet.
Put on midium-low heat and simmer until the liquid thickens.
Stop the heat and quickly stir fried sweet potatoes into the sugar sauce.
Sprinkle sesame seeds over the sugar coated sweet potatoes.