Baked Sweet Potatoes with Miso and Sesame Recipe

A miso compound butter is the perfect accompaniment to a baked sweet potato.
November 2, 2020, 12:00pm
Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Serves 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 1 hour and 15 minutes


4 sweet potatoes 
6 tablespoons|90 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature
6 tablespoons|113 grams white miso
¾ teaspoon wasabi paste
1 tablespoon toasted black sesame seeds, plus more to garnish
1 tablespoon toasted white sesame seeds, plus more to garnish
2 scallions, thinly sliced



  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Using a fork, puncture holes all over the potatoes. Wrap each in foil then transfer the potatoes to a sheet tray and bake until a fork can easily be inserted, about 1 hour. Let rest until they are cool enough to handle.
  3. Meanwhile, In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, miso, and wasabi. Stir to combine, then transfer to a piece of plastic wrap. Form the butter into a log and wrap tightly. Chill until solid. 
  4. To serve, unwrap the foil from each potato and cut the potatoes down the middle. Equally divide the miso-butter to each potato. Garnish each with the sesame seeds and the scallions to serve.

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