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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

Pepper

Garlic salt

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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.

 

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Now prep your sweet potatoes!

 

 

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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.

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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.

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Serve with slice cucumbers to soothe your tongue after the heat. If you want them hotter, add more red chile!

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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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