While shopping at my Asian market recently, I spotted a white flesh sweet potatoes. It interested me because frankly I don't think I have eaten this before. So, I bought 4 to try. I used one to cook with my brown rice but I didn't really like it as it was not as sweet as the orange and purple ones. So, I had to find another way of cooking it. Since it's white, it resembled potato a lot, so I julienned it thinly and cooked it like people would do with potatoes.
Not bad I would say but a bit spicy with the dried chili pepper as I was suffering from sore throat so the chili pepper was a bad idea. If not, it would be good with rice. It's a bit crunchy.
White flesh sweet potatoes
- 3 white flesh sweet potatoes, thinly julienned
- 6 dried chili peppers, soak in warm water to soften
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp. Soy sauce
- 1 tsp. Dark soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp. Brown sugar
- 1 tsp. Sesame oil
- Dashes of white pepper
- Cooking oil of your choice
1. In a heated wok, add in some cooking oil. When heated, add in minced garlic, stir-fry until fragrant and slightly brown. Add in chili peppers, stir it a bit.
2. Add in julienned sweet potatoes. Stir-fry and mix well. Cook until the sweet potatoes change in color.
3. Add in the soy sauce, dark soy sauce and brown sugar. Stir-fry and mix well.
4. Turn off heat, add in sesame oil and white pepper, stir well and serve hot.