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Grilled Sweet Potato Slices

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Grilled Sweet Potato Slices
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 0
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It’s not just a side dish. Turn these grilled potato slices into dessert by adding a scoop of ice cream!

Ingredients

3
pounds sweet potatoes or yams
1/3
cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2
teaspoon salt
Coconut, toasted, if desired

Directions

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