If you haven’t yet tried Murasaki Japanese sweet potatoes, this is the perfect dish for you! It’s simple and to the point and allows you to fully taste this Japanese sweet potato in all it’s glory. These potatoes are a little drier than your average orange sweet potato, which happens to make them creamier, softer, and pudding-like when baked. They’re not a sugary type of sweet, yet they have an almost marshmallow like essence to them. And some would argue their flavor is undeniably similar to chestnuts. This simple sweet potato recipe with a scallion butter drizzle is the perfect dish to savor these unique root veggies.

Recipe by: Lillian Chou with Epicurious


  • 8 small slender Japanese (4 to 5 pounds total)
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, well softened
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons miso paste (preferably white)
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped scallion

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