Sunday, June 12, 2005

Grilled Sweet Taters

So you are hungry for baked sweet potatoes, are you? What's that? It's hot enough to fry a dog on your kitchen floor? (A hot dog, people, not a real dog. Sickos.) Fear not. You can copy the taste without turning on the oven.

How? You can make Grilled Sweet Taters.
(Use your electric grill pan, stovetop grill pan, or outdoor grill)

What you'll need:

3 (or so) Sweet Potatoes
about 3 tablespoons (or less) of vegetable oilabout 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
about 2-3 Tablespoons Butter
a healthy squirt of Lemon Juice
A pinch of Cinnamon
A pinch of salt

Scrub your taters thoroughly, and slice them (on a diagonal, it's prettier) about 1/4 inch thick. Place the slices in a bowl, and toss with a bit of vegetable oil to coat.

Now, if you're using an electric grill, and it's a piece of crap like mine, that you can't regulate the temperature on, arrange the sliced potatoes on a microwave-safe plate and nuke for 1 minute or so. If you're using a real grill, you can put them in a spot where the heat's not too high, and if you're using a grill pan on your stove, keep the heat moderate.

Grill until the potato slices are tender- your time will vary based on the type of grill you're using. It took about 3 minutes per side (though I turned them somewhat frequently) on my crappy electric grill.

In the meantime, put the sugar, butter, lemon juice & cinnamon in a small, microwave-safe container (or in a grill-safe container and melt on the grill) and nuke about 30 seconds- long enough to melt the butter. Stir it up.

Pull the potatoes off, and put them back into a bowl (use the one you used to toss them with the oil). Toss with the sugar/butter mixture and put onto a convenient plate. Sprinkle with a tinch of salt, and you're good to go. Quite tasty.


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