Sweet Potato Pan Dumplings with Bacon Butter

Sweet Potato Pan Dumplings with Bacon Butter

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.

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Additional Time: 1 hrs
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 35 minutes

Ingredients for making Sweet Potato Pan Dumplings with Bacon Butter

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup goat cheese
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • ½ cup self-rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, or to taste
  • 4 slices bacon, diced

Directions for making Sweet Potato Pan Dumplings with Bacon Butter

  1. Place sweet potato on a microwave-safe plate. Poke holes all over and microwave until completely tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool briefly.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add bacon. Cook and stir until bacon is just starting to crisp, 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. 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.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 323
  • Total Fat 15g
  • Saturated Fat 8g
  • Cholesterol 83mg
  • Sodium 1080mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Total Sugars 5g
  • Protein 11g
  • Vitamin C 3mg
  • Calcium 140mg
  • Iron 2mg
  • Potassium 498mg

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