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Daigakuimo are deep-fried and sugar coated satsumaimo sweet potatoes.

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 lb satsumaimo sweet potato, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1-2 tsp sesame seeds
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Heat oil in a deep pan to about 330 degrees F and deep fry sweet potatoes until cooked through and golden. Drain on paper towels.
  2. Mix water, sugar, and soy sauce in a large skillet.
  3. Put on midium-low heat and simmer until the liquid thickens.
  4. Stop the heat and quickly stir fried sweet potatoes into the sugar sauce.
  5. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the sugar coated sweet potatoes.

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