Baked Japanese Sweet Potato

Japanese sweet potatoes, also called Japanese yams, or satsumaimo, are small to medium size potatoes with a pinkish purple exterior and a light yellow interior. These potatoes are extremely popular in Japan and are most often eaten as a snack or as a side dish, bare, without any added seasoning.

What Do Japanese Sweet Potatoes Taste Like?

Japanese sweet potatoes taste much sweeter than orange sweet potatoes, which is why they are often used in desserts. The texture, once cooked, is more dense and chewy, like a pound cake.

What You Need:

Japanese sweet potatoes Aluminium foil Baking sheet Oven


Preheat oven to 350°F. Scrub potatoes to remove dirt. Poke 3-4 holes in each. Wrap in foil and bake for about 70 minutes. Peel off skin and enjoy!




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