|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 18g||23%|
|Saturated Fat 10g||49%|
|Total Carbohydrate 22g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||10%|
|Total Sugars 10g|
|Vitamin C 15mg||75%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
It doesn't take a lot to make delicious sweet potatoes. They're great baked, roasted and, of course, mashed sweet potatoes are hard to resist, too. But have you ever tried grilled sweet potato slices? It's a great twist that's worth trying.
Before you cook them, these sweet potato slices get a quick blanch in hot water and then hit the grill to cook up hot and fast. The blanching helps the potatoes cook faster, and helps to ensure that the insides stay creamy and the outsides get nicely charred. The best part is that most of the preparation can be done in advance. Just keep the potatoes covered in the fridge until you're ready to grill them.
4 medium sweet potatoes
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
Vegetable oil, for brushing the potatoes and the grill grates
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Cut sweet potatoes into 3/4-inch slices.
Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Add salt and potatoes. Boil until potatoes are just starting to soften, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Combine butter, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, set aside.
Brush potatoes on both sides with vegetable oil and also oil the grill grates well. This creates a nice nonstick surface so the potatoes don't get stuck and fall apart.
Place sweet potato slices on preheated grill over a medium-low heat and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes, turning a few times during cooking process. During the last 5 minutes, begin basting with butter-sugar mixture. Keep an eye on the potatoes as this both butter and sugar can cause flare-ups on the grill. So keep the lid open for this part of the cooking.
When the sweet potatoes as soft through the middle and browned on the surface they are ready. Remove, brush once more with remaining butter mixture and serve.
These sweet potatoes are delicious as described in the recipe, but you can make them savory. Skip the brown sugar and cinnamon and instead, try a variety of chopped up fresh herbs, or some dried ones. Sage, rosemary, and thyme are great choices to complement sweet potatoes.
Do you have to soak sweet potatoes before grilling them?
You don't have to soak sweet potatoes before grilling them. Instead, this recipe calls for a quick blanch, which helps speed up the cooking process.