Slow grilling your foods can yield incredible results. It helps to make your food taste more flavourful, as the
One of our favourite foods to
You could slow
There is definitely an art of slow grilling, but it’s simple enough that i can break it down for you here so that you can give it a shot and see for yourself how delicious grilling whole sweet potatoes can be.
Grill Sweet Potatoes?
You could bake your sweet potatoes, if you wanted to, but there are some advantages to grilling a whole sweet potato. With grilling, you get that delicious smoky flavour you cannot get any other way. This is the kind of flavour that people pay extra for at restaurants, and once you notice it, you may develop a taste for smokiness in your meats.
Even if you prefer baking, it’s good to
Another good reason to
Prepping the Potatoes
You have to prepare your sweet potatoes for grilling, and you do that by first cleaning them off. A lot of potatoes, even sweet ones, come with dirt on them. Why do some potato sellers not bother to clean the dirt off of their potatoes? It is a kind of traditional thing where potatoes look more natural and farm grown if they have dirt on them, so a lot of people prefer it.
Even though the potatoes might not look as clean and shiny as they could, the dirt has a comforting appearance for some people who are just used to seeing their potatoes look that way since as long as they can remember.
So, you will want to get the dirt off of the potatoes, and you can do that by rinsing them and giving them a good scrub. Don’t scrub too hard, though, or you will clean right through the skin.
Next, pat your potatoes dry and place them directly on the
Grill Sweet Potatoes
It’s up to you whether you want to slow
No matter how quickly you want your sweet potatoes, though, you can’t rush grilling them. They need time to cook all the way through and to ensure that they are soft enough to stick a fork through without a lot of resistance. You want a potato that has a crispy skin but is very tender on the inside.
If you are cooking on a
Grill in Less Time
If you want to speed things up and not have to
If you want time to cook your fish or meat before you put the potatoes on the
You can put them in enough water to fill the pot about three quarters of the way full and set it on a high heat until it boils. Then, lower the heat, add the potatoes, and let the potatoes cook there for about 12 minutes.
This cooks them part of the way and gives you less work later on. To cook them entirely in water, you can leave them in there for 15-20 minutes.
If you have parboiled your sweet potatoes, it should just take a few minutes on the
Seasoning Your Grilled Sweet Potatoes
You can serve grilled sweet potatoes like you would typical grilled white potatoes or baked potatoes. Just cut them open by making a slit on the top. Then, add butter, sour cream, chives, bacon bits or whatever else you like on your potatoes.
Some people like to have a little brown sugar glaze or cinnamon sugar on their sweet potatoes and turn them into a dessert.
Grilling whole sweet potatoes brings out the best qualities of this veggie, and this may be a dish you want to try at your next cookout. It’s not difficult to make, and if you parboil the potatoes first, you can speed up cooking time and have your food faster.