Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Carmalized Sweet Potatoes

Thanks again to everyone that has commented on my blog articles or have sent me email. I also want to thank the readers that take the time to visit my blog. You guys and gals make it all worthwhile. I have now been unemployed for two solid months and depression was beginning to set in.  I have sent applications and resumes all over town, and in some cases, out of town for consideration in working at home. I've finally decided to become a full time student and pursue an Associates Science degree in Computer Information Technology with a core focus on database administration and development. I hope to start on February the 8th.

Today's guest is a sweet potato that has absolutely little to no prep time involved. This is a great side dish served straight from the grill. To prepare, simply wash sweet potatoes and skin them. Lay them out on a cutting board and lightly brush with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with ocean salt.

The grill should be medium - hot. The sweet potato has natural sugars that will caramelize and add a deep rich flavor to the grilled potatoes. Just make sure you keep a close eye on these so the sugar doesn't burn. It takes about 7-9 minutes per side. If you wish, you may brush with melted butter and lightly sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg when these come off of the grill. I prefer pepper, for a sweet and hot flavor.

These are very easy to make and the cost is very low. Even kids that will avoid veggies will eat these, so give them a try on your next cookout and let me know what you think! As always, feel free to leave a comment or click on my signature and send me an email.

Until next time, Keep on smokin!

1 comment:

Bob said...

I feel you, I've been unemployed for a little over a month now and haven't been able to even get an interview. It's a hell of a market at the moment.

But the sweet potatoes look killer, can't go wrong with caramelizing.