I love smoked potatoes. Smoking them adds such a fantastic (but not overpowering) smokiness. And it’s cooler than just baking them in the oven. And since I also love sweet potatoes, why not just combine two of my favorite things? Smoked sweet potatoes are sweet (duh) and creamy, and oh so tender. To counter that sweetness just a bit I top them with a nice (also smoky) sour cream and chipotle mixture. And a little bacon for some more smokiness and a bit of crunch. Forget russet potatoes, smoked sweet potatoes are the best! Don’t have a smoker? You can use the technique for my perfect baked potato on sweet potatoes too. You won’t get all that smokiness of course, but the chipotle sour cream and bacon will help make up for that.
These spiral sweet potatoes with pecan butter are a twist on a favorite Thanksgiving dish for us. It’s a bit sweet, a lot easy, and very tasty. You can make it ahead of time and cook it on-site (aka my sister-in-law’s house), in the oven or on a grill (which is how I do it). The beauty of cooking sides on the grill at Thanksgiving is that it helps free up the oven, which is so often crammed full. Because the sweet potatoes are cut into thin (but not too thin) spirals, they will cook faster than whole or sliced sweet potatoes, so keep an eye on them. The crunchy sweet topping is absolutely fantastic. If your guests like their sides a bit on the sweet side don’t hesitate to double the topping.
These grilled sweet potatoes with pecan butter are a favorite Thanksgiving dish for us. It’s a bit sweet, a lot easy, and very tasty. You can make it ahead of time and cook it on-site, in the oven or on a grill (which is how I do it). The beauty of cooking sides on the grill at Thanksgiving is that it helps free up the oven, which is so often crammed full of food.
There are basically two parts to these potatoes. First, you grill the potatoes with some sweet onions (shown in the picture) and a bit of oil in foil packets until they are tender. Then, you spoon on a sweet nutty cinnamony topping and let that get all melty happy. Serve them up in the foil packets or put them into a large bowl and serve family style.
You could always make these fantastic sweet potatoes in the oven, but if you have it full of food (such as a Thanksgiving turkey), just toss them on the grill like these grilled scallion sweet potatoes. I often cook sides on the grill, specially if I’m cooking them at a family get-together (you never know if there will be room in the oven when you get there!).
These are tasty and sweet, with a nice hit from the green onions. We really liked them.