Chef Tom shows us another simple, yet tasty recipe with Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes. Topped with a miso and maple glaze, you couldn't ask for a better combination of sweet, salty, and a healthy dose of umami. Don't forget we said SIMPLE! There's just a few steps and a few ingredients in this one, so it's a great starting point and even kid friendly. Dig into this side dish, it's perfect for fall gatherings!
Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes
Prepare to be amazed at the simplicity of this recipe. Chef Tom has expertly streamlined the process, making it an ideal choice for both seasoned home cooks and those just starting their culinary journey. With just a handful of steps and a curated selection of ingredients, you'll have a show-stopping side that's as easy to make as it is delightful to eat.
- Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill to 400ºF set up for indirect grilling (diffuser installed).
- Peel the sweet potatoes. Spray with duck fat. Season with Plowboys BBQ Yardbird Rub.
- Wrap three slices of bacon around each sweet potato, covering the entire surface. Lightly season the bacon with Plowboys BBQ Yardbird Rub.
- Place the bacon wrapped sweet potatoes on a wire jerky/cooling rack. Transfer the rack to the second shelf of the grill.
- To make the Maple Miso Glaze, combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
- When the potatoes have cooked for one hour, place the wire rack over a sheet pan, then brush a layer of the glaze onto each bacon wrapped sweet potato.
- Keep the pan and potatoes on the second shelf and continue cooking until tender when probed with a toothpick, about 30 minutes more. Glaze on more time, then remove from the grill.
- Serve whole or sliced into medallions.
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Recipe Highlights and Insights:
What is Miso?
Miso is a time-honored Japanese seasoning crafted through the fermentation of soybeans, grains such as rice or barley, salt, and koji mold (usually Aspergillus oryzae). This transformative fermentation yields a thick paste with a hearty umami flavor. Miso is a staple of Japanese culinary traditions. It’s valued for it’s versatility and rich taste.
What is the color and taste of Miso?
The color and flavor of miso can exhibit considerable variation. It’s really dependent on such factors as the ingredients used, the duration of fermentation, and the specific koji mold utilized.
What are common uses for Miso?
Miso is commonly used in Japanese cooking to make miso soup. Miso soup is a traditional Japanese dish that involves dissolving miso paste in broth and adding other ingredients like seaweed, tofu and green onions. Additionally, miso serves as a versatile flavor enhancement in marinades, glazes, dressings and array of culinary creations. Miso has expanded globally, with chefs and home cooks incorporating it into other dishes to impart a distinctive, hearty flavor in their creations.
Why use Miso as a flavor enhancer?
Beyond Miso’s rich and complex taste, Miso also boasts nutritional merits as it contains protein, vitamins, and minerals. The fermentation process involved in miso production also introduces probiotics which can be beneficial to gut health.
- Serving Size
- 1 sweet potatoe
- per serving
- 13.4 grams
- Saturated Fat
- 4.3 grams
- 32 milligrams
- 1171 milligrams
- 30.2 grams
- 3.5 grams
- 6.8 grams
- 12.7 grams