Yakiimo - Japanese Roasted Sweet Potato

Yakiimo – Japanese Roasted Sweet Potato

Roasted sweet potatoes are probably the most popular snack in Japan in the autumn. It’s simple, really: you just roast a sweet potato over dry heat. Nothing more. It’s certainly comfort food.

Yakiimo - Japanese Roasted Sweet Potato
Roasted sweet potatoes are probably the most popular snack in Japan in the autumn. It’s simple, really: you just roast a sweet potato over dry heat. Nothing more. It’s certainly comfort food.
Ingredients
  • purple skinned sweet potatoes
  • butter, for serving (optional)
  • salt, for serving, (optional)
Instructions
  1. Roast sweet potato covered in a pan on a very low flame for about an hour (turning over now and again.)
  2. Serve with butter or salt, to taste.
Notes
If you’re barbequing, wrap each sweet potato in aluminium foil and grill. Serve with a tall glass of cold milk.

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