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Imo 芋 Patty/Filling

Imo patty for Ninja Burger
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 1


  • 1 Satsuma Imo/Sweet potato, cubed Yam should work too. Each portion approximately 80~100g.
  • 10 seeds Dried Lotus Seeds
  • few cm Ginseng to taste (optionally cut into small bits)
  • 1/8 tsp Cinnamon start with 1/8 tsp, then adjust to taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • Salt to taste


  • Remove lotus seed stems. If lotus seeds are hard to open, you will have to soften the lotus seeds in water first.
  • Boil sweet potatoes, lotus seeds and ginseng in salted water until lotus seeds soften and are easily mashable. (should take anywhere 20~30 minutes)
  • Drain the water and roughly mix or mash everything together to desired texture. I left mine chunky for a bit more of a bite.
  • Add in seasonings to taste. (I omitted sugar altogether, but this depends on tolerance for Ginseng’s bitterness.)
  • When the mixture is cool enough to handle, wet your hands and roughly form into patties.
  • It is recommended to deep fry these in a batter, but I didn’t want to use additional ingredients outside of the pill ingredients (plus I was lazy). So just pan-fry them until golden brown on both sides.
Keyword lotus seeds, patty, sweet potato, yam