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This flavor-packed appetizer is sweet and salty, combining Japanese sweet potatoes, miso, scallions and soy sauce.
I haven't tried this with other types of sweet potatoes, but I don't see why they wouldn't produce delicious results as well.

To roast the potatoes: wrap 1 large or 2 small potatoes in foil and roast at 400 degrees. The time needed will vary based on the size of your potatoes, but it should take between 60 and 100 minutes. They're done when they are soft to the touch.

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  • Step 1

    Combine sweet potato, miso, butter and scallions. Depending on your potatoes, this mixture might be really thick and starchy. You can add a few tablespoons of water to thin it out a little bit. Taste, and adjust seasonings if necessary.

  • How to cook a dumpling. Sweet Potato And Miso Dumplings - Step 2
    Step 2

    Lay 1 wonton wrapper flat on a work surface. Brush the edges with a little bit of water. Scoop filling into the middle of the wrapper and fold the top over the filling, pressing firmly to seal. I used the tines of a fork to seal the edges even more securely and create a pretty edge. The amount of filling for each dumpling will depend on the size and shape of your wrappers. I used small round wrappers, which held about 1/2 tablespoon of filling. Just make sure you're not overstuffing them, where the filling is bursting out around the edges. This will get messy when we get to the cooking part!

  • Step 3

    Once your dumplings are done, heat a large nonstick skillet (choose one that has a coordinating lid) over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil. Once the oil is shimmering from the heat, arrange as many dumplings as you can comfortably fit in the pan (I cooked about 10 at a time). Cook, uncovered until the bottoms of the dumplings are seared to a golden brown, about 3 minutes. Don't flip them, we only want to sear one side.

  • Step 4

    Now, this part can get a little messy because you're adding water to hot oil. Keep the lid handy (or you can use a splatter guard if your pan doesn't have a lid). Add 1/4 cup of water to the pan, and quickly cover with the lid. Be careful! Tiny droplets of hot oil will fly around.

  • Step 5

    Cook, covered, shaking the pan gently every few minutes, until the tops of the dumplings are tender. This should take about 3 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Repeat with remaining dumplings.

  • Step 7

    Serve with soy sauce. You could garnish with additional chopped scallions, sesame seeds, or chili pepper flakes.

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