I would like to introduce to you all the Korean sweet potato. :)
Hello there "Goguma" (name in Korean).
It has a pink-ish or purple-ish exterior depending on the variety and a yellow flesh. You can find them at your local Korean supermarket. Koreans love roasting them during the cold winter nights by the fire or... in the oven. :) Roasting gives them a sweeter taste because the natural sugars caramelize into a yummy golden syrup! More on that later. I decided to steam my sweet potatoes today. :)
Steamed Korean Sweet Potato
1. Wash the sweet potatoes well (scrub the skin, so you can eat it!).
2. Fill a pot with about 2 inches of water. Make sure the water doesn't seep into the steamer!
3. Put the sweet potatoes in a steamer and boil on medium high heat for 30-35 minutes. Keep the lid of the pot ON at all times in order to keep the steam from escaping! You will know when it is done by poking a knife/fork/chopstick through the sweet potato. It should be very easy to poke through.
Roasted Korean Sweet Potato
If you want to roast these sweet potatoes (the traditional way), bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and then broil them at 425 degrees for the last 10 minutes.
Ahhhh sooooo scrumptious! Drizzle with almond butter and sprinkle with cinnamon. You can add honey, brown sugar, or just eat it bare. :) It is seriously THAT good. Can be eaten sweet as a dessert (like me) or alongside your dinner!
What is the most scrumptious food you've eaten lately?