This side dish takes minutes to get ready for the oven and only an hour to bake. Choose plump, round sweet potatoes--they cut handsomely into wedges. When they're done, they should be practically lacquered with the glaze.
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons mirin (sweet rice wine)
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 sweet potatoes, each cut lengthwise into 4 wedges (about 2 pounds)
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
Combine first 6 ingredients; stir well with a whisk. Arrange potatoes in a single layer in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Pour soy sauce mixture over potatoes. Cover and bake at 400° for 50 minutes or until tender; baste with the soy sauce mixture. Bake, uncovered, an additional 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.