Goguma Twigim (Korean Fried Sweet Potato)

goguma twigim (fried sweet potatoes)

Goguma Twigim (Korean Fried Sweet Potato)
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Author: oliviajasonkim
Date: 4-15-12
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
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The kids love their goguma twigim (fried sweet potatoes) and we happily oblige making it for them if we have the ingredients available. They taste great, provide a lot of health benefits, and they're easy to make. We make it at least several times a month for them. Besides this we also make them steamed sweet potatoes, which is a great hand-held snack for the kids or a snack to take on the go. And though I am accustomed to the deep-fried vegetable medley (yachae twigim) that my mom and older generation Korean moms usually make, I can be assured that these fried varieties are a little more healthy than the ones I grew up with. Find this and other recipes at www.oliviajasonkim.com.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 medium size sweet potato (goguma), cut into 1/2 inch round discs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (or vegetable)
  • 1 cup Korean twigim garu (frying batter mix); or 1 cup all-purpose flour)
  • 1 cup cold water
  • sprinkle of salt and pepper
  • garlic salt (optional)

Recipe Steps:

  • Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1/2 inch flat, round discs. If desired, cutting into matchstick pieces will also work and bunch together when frying.
  • Combine the Korean twigim garu, cold water, and some salt and pepper. Mix until smooth without any lumps (similar to pancake batter).
  • Add the sweet potato slices and coat thoroughly.
  • Heat a non-stick pan or skillet on medium-high heat with 1 tbsp of olive oil. When hot, carefully add the battered sweet potatoes for the first batch. When the edges are slightly burned (about 3, 4 minutes) flip and cook other side. Prepare a paper towel lined plate or bowl and set fried sweet potatoes to drain and cool. Repeat the same process with the second batch.
  • Transfer to a serving plate and enjoy as an appetizer or banchan (side dish).
  • *Other vegetables may be added or substituted in place of sweet potatoes, but we prefer them for their sweetness and great taste. A dipping sauce is not necessary for this dish.

Serving Size: 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

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