Japanese sweet potato is cooked at high temperature with honey, butter and sesame creating a sweet and crunchy glaze. The leftover liquid makes a great dipping sauce.
Japanese sweet potatoes are colored red and are long and thin. The inside is white like a normal potato, but is much harder. Use a cleaver or a very sharp knife to cut the satsumaimo into slices.
This dish is super easy to make, and is family friendly. The salted butter and honey along with the sesame is delicious and so very sweet.
If you don’t have satsumaimo, you can use any sweet potato to make this treat, but you might need to change the cooking time to be sure that the potatoes properly caramelize in the oven.
If you do not have an air fryer I highly recommend getting one. There are some links at the bottom of this page to reasonably priced units.