Grilled Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving reminds me of the four precious days that I get to spend eating whatever suits my fancy at any time of the day or night.

Although this wasn't always the case; my own family spends Thanksgiving at a hotel - eating ghastly potatoes-from-a-box and "turkey" that may or may not have ever been alive.  So when stud-muffin started inviting me to his family's house for a full-on home-cooked Thanksgiving meal, I never once questioned whose family we would spend the Thanksgiving holiday with.  I am now 7-years of Thanksgiving fatter than I was pre-stud-muffin.   

So, smack-dab in the middle of swim suit season (what?) I'm going to pretend it is Thanksgiving.  And that means sweet potatoes. With butter.  And brown sugar. (I went to the store, finally). 

But summer also means grilling season (let's actually boycott the term 'swim suit season' and all the horror it entails).  So these Summertime-Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes are suited for the grill.  You could even add some marshmallows if you fancy. 

Grilled Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

2 large Sweet Potatoes
1/4 cup Butter
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
Sea Salt to taste

Step 1: Slice sweet potatoes thinly. I used a mandolin. It was my first time.  It was scary.  It worked.

Step 2: Pile sliced sweet potatoes on approximately three sheets of tin foil.

Step 3: Add 1/2 table spoons of butter dispersed evenly across sweet potatoes, and do the same for the brown sugar and salt.

Step 4: Wrap each sheet of tin foil into a 'tent' around the potatoes: pull long sides up to meet in the middle and fold together, then fold up ends.

Step 5: Grill for approx 30 minutes.  Potatoes should be a little bit crispy when you pull them off. (crispy like very done, not crispy like crunchy under-cooked potato).

Step 6: Serve with more brown sugar (and butter and/or marshmallows!)


  1. These sound great! I'll have to give them a try on the outdoor barbecue.

  2. Yum! I am going to have to give these a try!

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