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Goguma Mattang (고구마 맛탕) Korean Candied sweet potatoes


Goguma mattang (고구마 맛탕), which is Candied Korean sweet potatoes, is made from deep-fried pieces of sweet potato that's candied with a golden brown, hard candy shell on the outside but fluffy soft on the inside! The hard, caramelized candy coating gives these Korean sweet potatoes a beautiful sheen and caramel color that makes this the perfect sweet potato dessert any time! Be careful not to cook the caramel too long as it can burn very quickly. If they taste too bitter, then it cooked for too long and burned.

 

INGREDIENTS

1 kg Sweet Potatoes, about two medium sweet potatoes

½ Cup Sugar

3 Tablespoons cooking oil

Extra cooking oil for deep frying

1 Tablespoon sesame seeds

METHOD


Wash the sweet potato, peel the skin and cut it into small chunks. Soak them in cold water for 30 minutes to reduce the starch.

Drain away the water and thoroughly wipe off the water from the sweet potatoes with kitchen paper.

Pour the deep frying oil into a large pot and heat it up Add the sweet potatoes and fry until cooked through (about 5 to 8 minutes).

Take out the fried sweet potatoes and place them onto some kitchen paper to soak away the excess oil.

Add the cooking oil to a well well-heated add the sugar. Melt it over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves, and reduce the heat to low. Add the sweet potatoes into the pan and mix well with the sauce (for 1 to 2 minutes).

Lay them separately on parchment paper. Garnish with sesame seeds before serving

Goguma Mattang (고구마 맛탕) Korean Candied Sweet Potatoes



Recipe by Mulunga Alukwe

Prep time: 10 Minutes

Cook time: 10 Minutes

Total time: 20 Minutes

Yield: 1 Serving

Ingredients

  • 3 1 kg sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Cooking Oil
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 3 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds

Cooking Directions

  1. Wash the sweet potato, peel the skin and cut it into small chunks. Soak them in cold water for 30 minutes to reduce the starch
  2. Drain away the water and thoroughly wipe off the water from the sweet potatoes with kitchen paper.
  3. Pour the deep frying oil into a large pot and heat it up Add the sweet potatoes and fry until cooked through (about 5 to 8 minutes).
  4. Take out the fried sweet potatoes and place them onto some kitchen paper to soak away the excess oil.
  5. Add the cooking oil to a well well-heated add the sugar. Melt it over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves, and reduce the heat to low
  6. Add the sweet potatoes into the pan and mix well with the sauce (for 1 to 2 minutes).
  7. Lay them separately on parchment paper. Garnish with sesame seeds before serving

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