Fried Sweet Potatoes

A Neglected Vegetable
Pine Nuts Are Key

Rice Vinegar, ingredient in Asian cooking

Rice Vinegar

Sweet Potatoes are high iin antioxidants There is research showing they can help maintain good memory, control diabetes and help prevent heart disease and cancer.  It;s a pity they are often paired with sugary, heavy ingredients in the Standard American Diet.  Especially since a number of Asioan cuisines have a variety of ways to use Sweet Potatoes.

This Korean recipe for Fried Sweet Potatoes benefits from a delicate sauce that is often used as a dipping sauce when Vegetables are prepared Korean-style.  The use of Pine Nuts is critical here, and adds a special note of flavor, aroma, and texture to the Sauce.

Fried Sweet Potatoes

Korean

Ingredients:

How to use Soy Sauce

Soy Sauce

2 medium Sweet Potatoes
3 tablespoons Flour
1 Egg
3 tablespoons Oil
Salt to taste

Method:

First, wash and peel the Sweet Potatoes.  Cut them crosswise into slices about a quarter inch thick.

Par-cook in boiling, slightly salted Water until they are slightly tender.  Take them out and drain well.

Dip the slices in beaten Egg, then dredge in Flour/

Fry in a small amount of Vegetable Oil until light brown.  Drain on kitchen paper and transfer to a serving dish.

These are usually served with Vinegar Soy Sauce on the side for dipping

Vinegar Soy Sauce

Korean

Ingredients;

6 tablespoons Soy Sauce
6 tabespoons Vinegar
2 tablespoons Sugar
1 tablespoon chopped Pine Nuts

Method:

Sugar

Combine Soy sauce, Vinegar and Sugar. Mix well and pour into individual small dishes for dipping.  Chop the Pine Nuts finely and sprinkle a little bit on each small dish.

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