If you have ever visited Korea in the wintertime, you would have experienced the wonderful joys of eating delicious, hot street food! Ddukboki and odeng are always top on that list, but we cannot forget the little old man cooking away at his black stove, producing golden treasures called goon go-goo-ma, or baked sweet potatoes. Something about having been cooked in that stove, turns these lifeless potato-looking things into marvelous treats!
I am here to tell you, you don’t need that signature military green jacket or the black stove to create these sweet potatoes!
You only need this:
My mom introduced me to it a couple of years ago. All you need to do is wash the sweet potatoes, place them in this pot on the stove on medium to high heat for about 15-20 minutes. Turn the potatoes once during this time. When done, they will turn out like this (don’t mind the crispy black parts- the skin gets peeled off.):
You can buy the pot at any Korean market and it’s pretty inexpensive- less than $20. You will never microwave a sweet potato again! Totally worth it to recreate these masterpieces!:) Paired with a good cup of coffee, the go-goo-ma is a perfect breakfast for me! YUM!
Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!