An oxymoron-sounding name, but a real Taiwanese classic: Frozen Baked Sweet Potatoes. These are baked to caramel-sweet perfection, then frozen to achieve an almost popsicle-like texture.
Sweet potatoes are a staple in Taiwanese cuisine: they are second to rice as the starch of choice. In Taiwan, these are so commonplace you’ll find them packaged in 7-Eleven. And oddly enough, it’s some of the best sweet potatoes you’ve ever had.
As a bonus, frozen baked sweet potatoes like this is known to contain less calories, as well as a number of health benefits. The freezing process creates an abundance of “resistant starches,” which passes through the small intestine without getting digested and instead feeds bacterial fermentation in the colon.
Love this recipe simple and delicious. Never knew sweet potatoes could be treated this way. One learns something new every day. Thank you.
I just ate three of them my stomach hurts so worth it!
Thanks so much for the amazing discovery, I’ve always been big on sweet potatoes but this might just be my new favourite way to eat them! love it with some homemade almond butter and chai tea 😀
YUM! My store carries two types of Japanese sweet potatoes – yellow flesh or purple (ube). Do you have a preference between the two?
Yes!! I much prefer the yellow flesh Japanese potatoes. I actually don’t recommend using the purple variety at all — they are much starchier and more suited for eating hot.
I’m so excited to try this!
I cooked up a sweet potato and it dripped out a little bit of sweet caramel sugar, mmm! Now, should I cut it before freezing?? Thanks for the recipe 🙂
Mmm! It’s as if I could smell it again. You don’t have to cut it before freezing~
This sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for sharing this. I’m going to try it with a Hannah yam!
mmhh this is appealling ! 😀 Do you think I could try in the airfryer, or does it definitely sound like a very bad idea ? greetings from Northern Norway 🙂
Greetings from Taiwan! 🙂 I don’t think it’s a bad idea at all — actually, it could be a great idea! An air fryer is like a mini convection oven, so I assume the cooking time would be shorter.
I’ve tried in the regular oven and it was yummy 😋 next time in the air frye 👍🇳🇴🤝🇹🇼🍽
Very intrigued by this recipe…..In the oven now…..smells amazing!
Out of the oven and out of the freezer…..omg!! Delicious and totally healthy…I want to share this with everyone! This will be a staple in my diet for sure…no guilt…. (I did cut it in half when I put it in the freezer just for the portion size)… Only made one to try it….back to the grocery store tomorrow to make a bunch and I’ll give the air fryer a go…. Thanks again!
question: Is there any reason the sweet potatoes couldn’t be “baked” in a microwave??