Thursday, October 30, 2008

Japanese Sweet Potato - Sasumaimo

My daughter hasn't yet met a sweet potato she didn't like, so of course she enjoyed the Japanese sweet potato. I'm kind of iffy on sweet potatoes - but I thought this one was quite yummy.

We were surprised to find the inside a pretty yellow.

"Satsumaimo potatoes are mainly harvested in fall. Satsumaimo have dark-pink skin and are slightly sweet. The taste is similar to yams. It originally came from south America through China. Satsumaimo are sold fresh at grocery stores and are also used to make shochu (distilled liquor) in Japan."


CanadianGrandma said...

I would try this sweet potato. What I do with mine is that I mix it with white or red potatoes or I layer them in a casserole dish and add my favourite cheese on top. Then I put it under the broiler for a few minutes. Delicious!

Sandy said...

we have sweet potatoes in our garage that we just harvested from our garden - not a ton of them but enough for a couple meals! yum!