Potato Palme d’Or

That’s the revenge of the casting mistake. The “annou imo” sweet potato has nothing to do in a savory dish. But as a dessert : it’s the absolute star !

La revenge l’erreur de casting de l’autre jour : la patate douce “annou imo” dans le role du dessert. Elle est sublime.


Just baked in the oven-toaster, the color passes from yellow like the banana… to vivid orange.
Simplement grillee au four-grill, la couleur passe de jaune banane a orange vif.


And the flesh is soft, melty, sweeeeeet. And it’s delicious !
La chair est tendre, fondante et douce a souhait. Quel regal !

Info :
Sweet potatoes are often called “Satsuma imo” in Japanese, Satsuma is a region in the South, also famous for revolutionary samurais. There is a “standard Satsuma imo” with purple skin and light yellow flesh that is available everywhere, year round, cheaply. They grow like weeds here.
This “annou imo” is a sub-species. And there exist about a dozen of other Japanese sweet potatoes, that we find seasonnaly at the market. They have different shapes and colors.

Les patates douces sont souvent appelees “Satsuma imo” en Japonais. Satsuma etant une region du Sud, aussi celebre pour ses samourais revolutionnaires. On trouve partout et toute l’annee une “satsuma imo standard” a peau violette et chair jaune pale. Cette “annou imo” est une sous-espece. Il existe une bonne douzaine d’autres patates douces japonaises que l’on trouve a differentes saison au marche. Elles ont differentes formes et couleurs.

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