Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Goguma MatTang 고구마 맛탕

GoGuMa (고구마), sweet potato atau ubi jalar merupakan salah satu bahan yang sangat banyak digunakan oleh bangsa Korea sebagai sumber bahan makanan. Paling umum ubi jalar ini mereka makan dengan cara dipanggang atau dibakar. Kali ini aku coba buat ubi jalar yang digoreng, lalu dibalur dengan bumbu caramel yang disebut goguma mattang. Menurutku rasanya enak dan ringan. Cocok banget deh jadi temen ngeteh sore-sore :)

Goguma MatTang
Source: Aeri's Kitchen

Main Ingredients
About 3 Cups Sweet Potatoes
6 Tbsp Sugar or Brown Sugar
6 Tbsp Corn Syrup or Honey (aku pake 3 sdm madu aja)
1½ Tbsp Oil (Canola or Vegetable)
Some Black Sesame Seeds or Sesame Seeds to Garnish
Oil For Frying

1. Peel off the sweet potato skin, and remove any bad parts. Cut the sweet potato into 1½-inch cubes. (Prepare 3 cups.) Soak the chopped sweet potatoes in water for 10 minutes to leech out some of the starch. That will make them more crispy and sweet when you fry them. Dry them with a paper towel so that you will not get hurt when you fry them.
2. Preheat the oil to about 340°F. Drop in a piece of sweet potato. If it starts to boil in the oil, the oil is hot enough. Fry the sweet potatoes, occasionally stirring them so that they do not stick to the pan or each other.
 To check if the potatoes are done, poke one piece with a fork or chopstick. If it goes through smoothly, they are done. Remove them from the oil, and let any excess oil soak into a few paper towels while they are waiting for the syrup. ^^
3. In a saucepan, add 6 Tbsp of white or brown sugar, 6 Tbsp of corn syrup or honey, and 1½ Tbsp of canola or vegetable oil. Boil it until the sugar melts on medium low. It is important not to cook it on high (too quickly) or the sauce will harden like candy when it cools.
4. Pour the hot syrup quickly on the fried sweet potatoes. Quickly mix them gently. You can sprinkle some black or regular sesame seeds on top for decoration and extra flavor.

Selamat Mencoba Moms :)

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