I started off by boiling these, which turned into a waterlogged mess, so I decided to skip that step and just pan-fry the rest. And voila! The experiment came close to what I wanted--something with the taste of roasted sweet potatoes, but with more of a gnocchi-like texture. Enjoy these as a side dish to grilled pork chops, topped with goat cheese and chopped green onions.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place sweet potato on a microwave-safe plate. Poke holes all over and microwave until completely tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool briefly.

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  • Cut sweet potato in half and scoop flesh into a bowl. Mash thoroughly while still warm. Add egg, goat cheese, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and salt. Whisk until well combined. Add flour; mix with a spatula until no dry spots remain. Cover dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add bacon. Cook and stir until bacon is just starting to crisp, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Fry 5 dumplings at a time in the hot butter until golden brown and crusty, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining dumplings. Plate the dumplings and top each serving with some bacon butter.

Chef's Notes:

My sweet potato weighed about 12 ounces.

To make your own self-rising flour, for every cup of all-purpose flour add 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon fine table salt.

Feel free to substitute cream cheese or fromage blanc for the goat cheese.

Nutrition Facts

323 calories; protein 11.4g; carbohydrates 35.2g; fat 15.2g; cholesterol 82.9mg; sodium 1080.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2018
I use this recipe and make it quite often, I’m fairly lazy so instead of doing the pan dumpling part I cook this recipe as waffles in a waffle iron. I serve it with baked chicken thighs, a sallad and some plain greek yoghurt. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2019
Sorry to spoil the 5 star rating on this one but we just did not care for it all that much. It seemed to me that it needed more flavor. The one reason I chose this recipe is that there's no sugar added but honestly I think a little brown sugar is probably what this needed for us to enjoy it. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 6
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2018
I made the recipe/video as shown. I just didn't have any bacon. Sorry. THEY ARE AWESOME even without the bacon! I love that I can make them the night before and then add the egg just before pan frying. Super easy. Fast enough to make. Definitely agree mashing when sweet potato is hot is better. Leftovers make for a nice add on with breakfast the next day. I eat them cold with breakfast. So yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2018
I use this recipe and make it quite often, I’m fairly lazy so instead of doing the pan dumpling part I cook this recipe as waffles in a waffle iron. I serve it with baked chicken thighs, a sallad and some plain greek yoghurt. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2019
Sorry to spoil the 5 star rating on this one but we just did not care for it all that much. It seemed to me that it needed more flavor. The one reason I chose this recipe is that there's no sugar added but honestly I think a little brown sugar is probably what this needed for us to enjoy it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2018
I made this with baked russet potatoes and cream cheese. It did not need much of the flour mixture as it was quite dry already and when I do it again I will remove the bacon prior to frying the patties as the bacon was pretty much "bacon bits" when I was done. Next time I will pull them when they are done and add them back in the sauce at the end. All in all however it was a great first try and I will be trying again very soon but this time with sweet potatoes and goat cheese. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2018
I'm sure this is a good recipe as is but I just mixed the cooked sweet potato with the goat cheese and that alone was very good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2018
Basically potato pancakes with sweet potatoes. The addition of the cheese is a nice one although I couldn't taste that it was goat cheese so I will probably just use cream cheese in the future. While I did sprinkle chopped bacon on at the end I did not do the 'bacon butter' because it sounded....greasy? Read More
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