Inspired by the flavors and textures of Japanese tempura, this easy side dish has cubed sweet potatoes tossed in a savory mixture of olive oil, mirin, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic that turns into a sticky glaze while the sweet potatoes roast. It’s finished with a crispy panko-breadcrumb topping and sliced scallions. Serve it as a tasty complement to a Five-Spice Roasted Chicken.
What to buy: Panko is coarse Japanese-style breadcrumbs. It’s available in the international section of most supermarkets.