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deep-fried sweet potato sticks coated with sugar

  • Serves: 4
  • Calories: 201 kcal
  • Total Time: 15 m
    • Prep: 5 m
    • Cook: 10 m
  • Japanese: Imo-kenpi
Deep-Fried Sweet Potato Sticks Coated with Sugar


  • 10 ounces sweet potato
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • salad oil for deep flying
Step 1

step 1:

Peel the sweet potato and cut into sticks of about 1/2 in. square × 2 in. long.

Step 2

step 2:

Heat the oil to 340 °F and deep-fry the sweet potato sticks for 7 minutes. Remove and drain.

Step 3

step 3:

Mix the water and sugar in a pan and bring to a boil.

Step 4

step 4:

Add the potato sticks and mix.



Green tea suits imo-kenpi well. Once you start eating imo-kenpi, you probably cannot stop. Imo-kenpi is very famous in Kochi Prefecture on Shikoku Island in the southern part of Japan.