Grilled Sweet Potato Slices

It’s not just a side dish. Turn these grilled potato slices into dessert by adding a scoop of ice cream!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 0

Ingredients

3
pounds sweet potatoes or yams
1/3
cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2
teaspoon salt
Coconut, toasted, if desired
  • 1 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat.
  • 2 Peel sweet potatoes; cut into 1/2-inch diagonal slices. Heat 1 inch water (salted if desired) to boiling in 3-quart saucepan. Add sweet potatoes. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer about 12 minutes or until almost tender; drain. Mix butter and salt.
  • 3 Grill sweet potato slices uncovered 4 inches from medium heat about 20 minutes, brushing frequently with butter mixture and turning once, until tender.
  • 4 To serve, sprinkle coconut over sweet potatoes.

Expert Tips

For a spicy flavor, stir 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or ground red pepper (cayenne) into the butter mixture.

To toast coconut, bake uncovered in an ungreased shallow pan at 350ºF for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Or cook in an ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 6 to 14 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
90 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10 g
10 %
(Saturated Fat
6 g,
6 %
),
Cholesterol
25 mg
25 %;
Sodium
280 mg
280 %;
Total Carbohydrate
34 g
34 %
(Dietary Fiber
4 g
4 %
),
Protein
2 g
2 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
26%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.