Roasted Sweet Potatoes w/Korean-style Dipping Sauce

  • 3 medium or 4 small sweet potatoes, pricked with a fork
  • 4 Tbsp. tamari
  • 3 Tbsp. sake or mirin
  • 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees (or a grill).
  2. Place sweet potatoes directly on the oven/grill grate (put a pie tin on the rack under them to catch drippings in the oven) & roast until soft when squeezed, 30-40 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, whisk together remaining ingredients until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Cool sweet potatoes just enough to handle.
  5. Cut larger ones in half cross-wise.
  6. Serve with individual bowls of dipping sauce.