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Cooking Sweet Potatoes w. Ribs?

RiverFarmRiverFarm Posts: 216
edited 9:49PM in EggHead Forum
I'm going to try some ribs today, and wanted to serve sweet potatoes along with them. Can I cook them in the egg along with the ribs? If so, when would I put them in? Any ideas for seasoning? They're long and thin, and I planned to slit them in a few places to avoid explosions.


  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    I bake sweet potato's all the time and I never slit them. Depending on how you plan to cook your ribs and what temp.

    I cook my ribs indirect somewhere around 275* so I would cook my potato's over the platesetter for about 1.5 hours depending on how skinny your sweet potatos are.

    I'm not sure what ribs your are talking about but I cook medium ribs around 2.5 hours and I would put my sweet potato's in with them after one hour. Use this as a guide line.

    I'm sure there will be others that will chime in here soon.
  • Thanks, Tim! They're just regular spareribs, about 5 1/2 lbs of them, and I have them on indirect; I'm aiming for about 300° for about three hours and then seeing what they look like. That's the recipe I got from RRP on the forum. I guess I should stick the potatoes on the plate setter after about an hour and a half, then. Do you season yours or just stick them on as is?
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    If you don't have room on the food grate try wraping them in HD foil nothing else. Tim
  • Tim, I just put them in, and placed them on the foil that I have protecting my plate setter.

    There was a teeny piece of meat that looked done, so we tried it. Delicious! We're leaving the rest of it in for a while.
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