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Sweet potato or yams

SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
edited November 2011 in Vegetables

Scrub 'em clean ... leave skin on.

Slice 1" to 1½" thick

Paint with your favorite veg. oil or butter

Season to your own taste.

Egg at 350º approx. indirect or watch carefully direct. (natural sugars burn easy)

... and I like to drizzle a wee bit of maple syrup just before taking them off the grill.

Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
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  • ShedFarmShedFarm Posts: 499
    Stupid question, but how do you know when they're "done"?
    BJ (Powhatan, VA)
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  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    edited November 2011

    They are much like other hard veggies, I just give 'em a little squeeze with tongs or fingers.

    I err on the side of over done.

    Time is quite variable due to heat & thickness.

    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
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  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    That just defeats the purpose ... sliced, they don't take a long time and I like to get a hint of smoke on 'em ....
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,458
    I always par cook the potatoes. Throw them on a hot grill and they sizzle, get a nice crust and they are done.

    It's mostly a timing thing. Potatoes take longer than most vegetables I cook so if I par cook they are all done at the same time. It's all good par or not.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
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  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,458
    It's an age thing.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
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  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101

    Gosh!

    Next we'll be back to parboiling ribs 'cause it's quicker!

    I put two chickens on @ 380º and 30 min. later I put on the sweet potatos ... 40 min. later all was done. Turned them once.

    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
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  • JasperJasper Posts: 378
    Personal preference - I put whole potatoes and yams on the egg on the half moon raised grid before I put the meat on. Always works for me. Never par cooked.

    I'm going to have to try sliced yams direct on the grill. Will try par cooked though for this.
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    sliced sweet potatoes cook quickly. we do them dry, then brush with a little oil and salt pepper to serve.  can also just toss them with olive oil first before cooking, but it makes no diff
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,626
    Has anyone tried cooking them whole, in the skin?  I had one at a restaurant the other night, whole, in the skin with butter and brown sugar.  Wow!
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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  • An egger I know puts them right on the coals and pulls them out after the protien is done. I'm not fond of either yams or sweet potatoes but they are pretty good that way.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Sweet Taters are one of the best food in the universe, up there with Bacon in my book.  You can fry them too, and they taste like a million angels flew over and sprinkled heavenly angel seasoning on them!  with a little salt.



    Paul
    thebearditspeaks.com. Go there. I write it.
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  • When I have been in the south after working in really hot temps for long hours, and then getting the first beer, I have heard the term like angel's ____ on the tongue

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Little, haha.  The Real South or just South of where you live?  There aint nothing much better than a ice cold Diesel Bud to wash down the dust, hay and peach fuzz from a hot southern summer day.




    Paul
    thebearditspeaks.com. Go there. I write it.
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  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    I like 'em sliced open to receive that kiss of smoke ... adds a nice dimension to the natural sweetness.
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
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  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,168
    Sweet Taters are one of the best food in the universe, up there with Bacon in my book.  You can fry them too, and they taste like a million angels flew over and sprinkled heavenly angel seasoning on them!  with a little salt.

    Paul
    If you'd like to really make your taste buds dance then hit those freshly fried sweet taters with just a light kiss of powdered sugar.  You can thank me by making a donation to your local miniature Canadian drunkard support group. 
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,083
    Has anyone tried cooking them whole, in the skin?  I had one at a restaurant the other night, whole, in the skin with butter and brown sugar.  Wow! Yep, you can twice bake them if you want, much like squash. Try to select a sweet potato that is shaped like an Idaho baker if you can. Olive oil and indirect at 400F until she is soft, be careful and go through the twice bake routine except, other than mashing the inside and adding some brown sugar and butter, put the insides back and you are done. They can be put in the fridge, just like twice bakers for a day or two if you want or right on the grill to brown.  
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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