Sweet potato addiction that is!
It's hard to talk about these sweets in English as in Japanese the word for sweet potato is satsumaimo and the sweet snack you make from satsumaimo is called sweet potato.
But that gets complicated in English!!
Anyway- whatever you want to call them these are delicious- and EASY!
Amy and I made all these in about 30 minutes:
The "recipe" (it's more a formula or set of instructions I guess) is:
Get a sweet potato (or two or three!), wash and roughly peel.
Cut into slices about 2cm thick.
Place in a bowl with a slosh of milk (about 1/4 cup for a bowl full of potato)
Cover and microwave till soft (about 10 minutes with that big bowl full we used)
Add a chuck of butter (about 30 grams I guess), 2Tb sugar (to taste- we go low here), either cinnamon or lemon juice (we made some of each and opinion was divided on which was better) and mash all together.
When smooth form into balls and place on an oven tray (I really think the patty pans were unnecessary except we were taking these with us to a Japanese friend's place and people seem to prefer things that aren't messy to pick up.)
Then just bake them for about 10 minutes at 200 till they go a little brown on top. You can make them go browner with egg wash or milk if you want.
And that's it.
They are sooooo goooooooooood!
Be warned- we made them for the first time then two more times in less than 48 hours....