Simmered Sweet Potatoes with Lemon is a classic way to enjoy the seasonal harvest. It makes a delightful side dish and a healthy snack during this time of the year. Enjoy warm, room temperature or chilled!
When it’s almost done, open the Otoshibuta and insert a bamboo skewer in the center of the thick sweet potato and see if it goes through.
Turn off the heat when it’s done cooking, and serve. Ideally, set aside and let cool for 2 hours so sweet potatoes can absorb more flavors. You can chill the sweet potatoes in the refrigerator before serving, or serve at room temperature.
You can keep the simmered sweet potatoes in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can freeze them but the texture of the sweet potatoes will be changed slightly.