Here is the other Kikkoman recipe I promised, spicy sweet potatoes! This time our assignment was to create a side dish using Kikkoman Soy Sauce. I’ve become a fan of sweet potatoes and have found every which way to work them into our weekly meals. I was excited to combine the best of both worlds! This side dish is perfect as a substitute for French fries, plus it is healthier because these are baked and not fried.
I like that Kikkoman sauces come in so many different styles. They are fun to mix and match with meals, side dishes, soups and even desserts! But when in doubt, I always go to the basics: my beloved soy sauce. And I like that the formula is traditionally-brewed. It’s aged for months until it is ripe and ready.
OK, the recipe! You’ll need:
2-3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small bite-size squares
2.5 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon of chili powder
2 teaspoons of ground red chilies
1 tablespoon of Kikkoman Soy Sauce
Put everything but the potatoes in a bowl and stir with a fork. Then add the Kikkoman Soy Sauce. Mix it all up until you get a syrupy texture.
Now prep your sweet potatoes!
Pour the potatoes into a Ziploc bag and then pour in the oil and seasoning mixture. Seal the bag and move everything around to get the potatoes evenly coated.
Spread out on a non-stick baking pan and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Then remove and stir, then bake for another 20 minutes. The Kikkoman Soy Sauce acts as a browning agent to give these nice crusty edges.
Serve with slice cucumbers to soothe your tongue after the heat. If you want them hotter, add more red chile!
These end up tasting like spicy plantains! They are crispy and sweet around the edges, but savory and spicy too. I think this would be nice paired with eggs in the morning, or tomatoes and cottage cheese at lunch, or a big bowl for a family fiesta! Like fine wine, Kikkoman Soy Sauce is aged for several months to develop its characteristic rich, yet mellow flavor, appetizing aroma and distinctive reddish-brown color – that’s what makes the spicy sweet potatoes taste so yummy!
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