Carefully open the aluminum foil and cut the sweet potato in half lengthwise. Let soak in water for 10 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375 ºF (190 ºC). Thank you. P.S. ☺️. Wash the sweet potatoes carefully (the skin is edible and very nutritious) under running water. Your email address will not be published. Broil (medium – if you can adjust) for 3-4 minutes, or until the top start to brown a little bit. All rights reserved. You can print out the recipe, and the print button is inside the recipe box. When fall season rolls in, this popular Japanese dessert “Sweet Potato” brings a nostalgic memory to many Japanese. The silky and smooth texture of the satsumaimo puree. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until browned. I'm Nami, a Japanese home cook based in San Francisco. I love everything made with satsumaimo, even just roasted ones. Do you have a print format of your recipes? If you make this recipe, snap a pic and hashtag it #justonecookbook — We love to see your creations on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! When you stuff the shell with sweet potato puree, make sure to create a mountain with a gentle slope. I made them yesterday and my son and I reminisced about our trip while we ate them. When fall season rolls in, this popular Japanese dessert “Sweet Potato” brings a nostalgic memory to many Japanese. I crave for satsumaimo when it gets cool, too. Add ½ tsp vanilla extract and mix until the mixture is smooth and creamy. I use a cookie dough scooper to make the job easier (this is great for portion control, too!). Will make it soon! Peel the skin and mash. Therefore, instead of naming this dessert a Japanese name, it received the English name “Sweet Potato”, written in katakana スイートポテト. We first had these at a little shop near the Nezu Shrine in Tokyo and loved them. Thank you for your kind feedback. Look at the edge of a sweet potato and get the one syrup comes out. Sweet potatoes vary in sizes and each one weighs differently. Purple sweet potatoes are harder to find here too, but regular satsumaimo is much easier to find at our local Japanese grocery stores. Sprinkle black sesame seeds on the center of each sweet potato. Hi Karen! Gather all the ingredients. Aaah I can’t wait to find somme and make somme to my boyfriend. Put the sweet potatoes in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until the inserted skewer goes through all the way. Steamed Vegetables with Miso Sesame Sauce, Kuri Kinton (Candied Chestnuts with Sweet Potatoes), Innovative Kaiseki - Wakuriya Restaurant Review. All Rights Reserved. Hope you enjoy the recipe! Does your culture use sweet potato in desserts? Wrap each sweet potato with a sheet of aluminum foil. ©2020 Just One Cookbook, All Rights Reserved. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. If it’s too big, each serving will end up with a big size. Hi Bettina! Cut sweet potato into 1/2" (1.2 mm) thick rounds. This dessert made with Japanese sweet potato Satsumaimo (さつまいも), heavy cream, butter, and sugar was considered a western dessert. Some people incorporate milk or cream, or even eggs to the potato mixture, but we just used butter to make it nice and rich. Aside from Japanese grocery stores, you can find Japanese Sweet Potatoes at Whole Foods and some other well-stock major stores these days. Thanks Nami! I have to go to special super market but they are pretty far. If yours weigh more, then you will need to modify the amount of butter, sugar, and heavy cream. Haha you sound like me. Place the sweet potato shells on a baking sheet lined with a sheet of parchment paper. Hope you enjoy the recipe! Looks great! Ideally, you want to get a medium size to create a nice size shell. Noriko and Yuko plan and develop recipes together for Japanese Cooking 101. Keep stirring. Only in the foil so steam can escape. It’s sweet and creamy and makes a wonderful autumn dessert or snack. It’s sweet and creamy and makes a wonderful autumn dessert! Gradually add ⅓ cup heavy cream, stirring continuously, and combine well with the mixture. We use the shells to stuff the sweet potato puree later on, so be careful not to break the wall. Choose the branded sweet potato than non-brand. My top 5 sweet potato brands, listed in the descending order of their sweetness. It’s a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth and celebrate fall without overdoing it. You may have seen popular snacks like Daigaku Imo (Candied Sweet Potatoes) at the street stalls and Sweet Potato Pies at local bakeries in Japan. If you prefer a smoother texture, you can sieve through a fine mesh and remove fibers in the sweet potatoes. Pat … Transfer the sweet potato flesh onto the fine mesh sieve and strain the flesh by pressing it with a wooden spatula. Sieve through a mesh strainer if you want a smoother texture. I really think making mistakes is the only way to learn what would happen to the food; otherwise, we never get to see or learn. Hope they are easily available worldwide one day! Double baked in the oven, the mashed sweet potato dessert is served in its own shell for a unique presentation. Have fun exploring the 700+ classic & modern Japanese recipes I share with step-by-step photos and How-To YouTube videos. Yes, we lived in Los Angeles and enjoyed all lthe Japanese dishes then. Hi Andrea! Please read my disclosure policy for details. Buy the sweet potato in the best time of year, November to January. Hi Wendy! They love cooking and eating great food, and share a similar passion for home cooking using fresh ingredients. Perfect description sweet but not too sweet, I don’t like anything too sweet and this was absolutely perfect, Hi Cindy! Sweet and creamy, this Japanese dessert "Sweet Potato" is perfect for fall. Once again your recipe was easy to follow and turned out just right. Have fun cooking Sweet Potato for your BF! Then add egg yolks one at a time and quickly incorporate into the sweet potato mixture so the egg doesn’t become scrambled egg. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. Thank you for your kind feedback! Don’t carve out too much flesh because if your wall is thinner, the wall cannot support itself. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. It is usually called just “Sweet Potato.”  It has been around over 100 years in Japan, and, although it is a more old-fashioned dessert today, it is still a great homemade treat. Cut Japanese sweet potato into wedges, then boil with water in a pot until fork tender, and drain. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and brush the surface with the egg wash. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. It gets confusing when the name of the dessert literally means Sweet Potato while it is made out of Japanese sweet potato. In a medium saucepan, heat 2 Tbsp unsalted butter over medium low heat. Recipes for Sweet Potato Dessert vary by home and shop, but the basic idea is that cooked and mashed potatoes are sweetened and flavored, and then baked in the oven. If you know of your local farmers market that carries them, please share your location in the comment below. Hi! In a small bowl, whisk 1 egg yolk and brush the egg wash on the sweet potato mixture. Sugar: In order to keep the sweet potato’s yellow color, I suggest using granulated sugar instead of other sugar such as brown sugar. So, thank you for your elegent recipes, now available for all the world! Hi Wangchi! Thank you for trying this recipe! Aww I’m so glad to hear you and your son got to enjoy this treat again! So don’t miss these three tips! Continue with the rest of the sweet potatoes. He still isn’t used to the idea of being able to make delicious pastries and pies with potato or pumpkin. The taste is much sweeter than ordinary sweet potatoes found in the U.S, which makes it an ideal ingredient for making desserts. Design by. Collect the strained pureed sweet potato in a bowl. This post may contain affiliate links. You will only use 5 best looking shells out of 6. Thank you very much for your kind words! Steam over high heat for 10 minutes. Crisp cool air, beautiful foliage, abundance of … Add rum. Japanese sweet potatoes are called Satsuma Imo,  which we used in this recipe, and they usually have purple skin with white flesh, but the inside turns bright yellow when it’s cooked. Thank you for sharing this recipe.I saw them being sold in some japanese bakeries but very expensive 100g $3 I’m glad i can make it myself now.It’s easy to get japanese sweet potatoes here in S’pore..Can get it @ Meidi-ya, isetan.But it’s not cheap.Depending on the size can be $8-$10 a packet for 2 pieces. And stay in touch on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram for all the latest updates. . Wash the sweet potatoes carefully (the skin is edible and very nutritious) under running water. I strongly recommend weighing them and make an adjustment if necessary after comparing with my recipe. Japanese Cooking 101 © 2018 Oishii America. Your generosity is much appreciated! You may ask what I’m making with it. Turn off the heat. is the favorite season for many of us. If the mixture turns into a big lump and not silky texture, you can add more melted butter and/or heavy cream to loosen up.