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Simmered Lemon Sweet Potatoes (さつまいものレモン煮)

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  • Author: Lisa Kitahara
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 (300g) Japanese sweet potat
  • 3 tbsp (36g) cane sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (22ml) lemon juice
  • 1 cup (250ml) water


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove from heat and allow it to cool. Serve and enjoy!


  • Helpful Equipment: yukihira pan, otoshibuta (droplid)
  • 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