Japanese sweet potatoes simmered with lemon. A simple yet light, sweet and delicious side dish or snack to enjoy while they’re in season!
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Wash the sweet potato and then slice into 1 cm width rounds. Place in a bowl with water and soak for 5 minutes. Drain water.
Place the potatoes in a pan making sure not to overlap them. Add water, sugar, lemon juice and salt. Cover with a otoshibuta. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until you can pierce a toothpick through.
Remove from heat and allow it to cool. Serve and enjoy!
Nutritional Information Disclaimer: Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated on an online tool (Cronometer).
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Serving Size:1 serving
Keywords: Japanese sweet potatoes, simmered potatoes
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I'm Lisa, a home cook, recipe developer and founder of Okonomi Kitchen. Here, you'll find a mix of classic and modernized Japanese recipes, and creative, plant-forward meal inspiration using seasonal ingredients. I hope to share more about Japanese cuisine and culture through food and recipes.