[Otsukimi Doughnuts]

Yesterday was the famous moon of mid-autumn. In honor of this moon, also known as the "imo meigetsu (potato moon)," I made deep-fried otsukimi doughnuts using sweet potatoes to resemble a round moon. Otsukimi is a Japanese term for the custom of appreciating the famous moon of mid-autumn.

Recently, I have been enjoying grating various ingredients with an onioroshi, and to my surprise, it can also be used for making doughnuts. All you have to do is grate the peeled and drained sweet potato, mix it with the other ingredients, roll it up, and deep-fry it in oil. Slow frying in oil allows the inside to cook through, so it is easier than boiling and mashing the sweet potatoes before mixing them together. Since they are not very sweet, we recommend sprinkling brown sugar or cinnamon for flavor after frying. The same method could be applied to carrot doughnuts.

How about doughnuts while watching the moon tonight?

About 120g of sweet potato
oil for deep frying

100 g rice flour (light flour)
1 teaspoon brown sugar or sugar
4 g baking powder
4 tablespoons soy milk

1. peel sweet potatoes, cut them in half, and soak them in water to remove the scum.
2. Wipe off the water from 1, and grate the sweet potatoes.
3. mix all ingredients (A) into 2, divide into 8 equal portions, and roll into a ball.
4. Fry in oil until golden brown.
5. Sprinkle with cinnamon or brown sugar as desired.

Kagoshima Takeseihin's Onioroshi
Ichiyougama's Plate
Nakamura Douki's Tamagoyaki Pan L

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