Cooked Sweet Potato Stems
Side dish made with the stems and leaves of the sweet potato.
3 to 4
toasted sesame seeds
Sweet potato leaves:
Separate the stems from the leaves.
Peel the skin off the stems then cut into about 1 inch sections.
Bring a pot of water to a full boil.
Blanch the stems for about 45 seconds, then the leaves for about 10 seconds.
Mince the garlic cloves.
Combine the sesame oil, sesame seeds, and minced garlic in a bowl and mix well.
Let stand about 15 minutes.
Place the sweet potato stems and leaves in the seasoning mix and toss until well mixed.
Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.
Serve immediately or chill and serve within a couple of hours.