Shandong Style Sweet Potato In Spicy Caramel Sauce Recipe

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Shandong  Style Sweet Potato In Spicy  Caramel Sauce Recipe
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Shandong  Style Sweet Potato In Spicy  Caramel Sauce Recipe is crispy sweet potatoes glazed with light brown caramel sauce having a hint of spice from the chili sauce. The techniques of the caramelization process were originally from China which was called as "Basi".

Traditionally the sugar is melted so much so that it forms a thread like consistency from the sugar syrup, this will tell them how the Chinese cooks are good at their work. 

Sweet potatoes are high in B6 and a good source of vitamin C which will fight against any flu or cold and helps in strengthening bone and tooth. 

Serve the Shandong  Style Sweet Potato In Spicy  Caramel Sauce Recipe as a side dish with Cantonese Pan-fried Noodles.

If you are looking for more Sweet potato recipes here are some of our favorites: 

  1. Sweet Potato Gratin With Fresh Herbs Recipe
  2. Sweet Potato Flatbread Recipe (Sweet Potato Chapati)
  3. Baked Sweet Potato Boats Recipe

Cuisine: Shandong
Diet: No Onion No Garlic (Sattvic)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

30 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Sweet Potatoes , cubed
  • 4 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
  • 1 tablespoon Red Chilli sauce (Sichuan Sauce)
  • 4 tablespoons Corn flour
  • Salt , to taste
  • Cooking oil , for cooking

How to make Shandong Style Sweet Potato In Spicy Caramel Sauce Recipe

  1. We begin making the Shandong  Style Sweet Potato In Spicy  Caramel Sauce Recipe by soaking the potatoes after it is cut into a bowl containing cold water, this will help in removing all the starch from the potatoes.

  2. In the meantime, boil water in a saucepan with a teaspoon of salt , after 5 minutes you can add in the soaked potatoes and let it boil till it is half done.

  3. Strain the potatoes, and let it cool on a flat plate. In a mixing bowl add the potatoes and coat it evenly with corn flour.

  4. Heat a flat nonstick skillet, drizzle some oil and drop these coated potatoes and keep tossing them till it is crispy and light brown. Once it is done, set aside.

  5. In an another flat skillet, wipe all the water and add the sugar and keep it on the low heat for few minutes, Let the sugar slowly sweat and with the help of fork combine all the sugar evenly and wait till the sugar reaches a caramel state which is the dark brown state. Make sure you do not leave the sugar for more time otherwise the caramel will get burnt. 

  6. Make sure you do not leave the sugar for more time otherwise the caramel will get burnt. You can keep switching the pan away from the heat  for few seconds in order to get the right color on the caramel. 

  7. Once the caramel is done add the crispy potatoes and the chili sauce and give it a toss. Check for seasoning with salt and sprinkle some sesame seeds. 

  8. Serve the Shandong  Style Sweet Potato In Spicy  Caramel Sauce Recipe as a side dish with Cantonese Pan-fried Noodles.  

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