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Smoke-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Updated July 06, 2016
This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Barbecue was a New World invention. And sweet potatoes and maple syrup are indigenous New World foods. Put them together and you get a smoky, crisp-crusted side dish that just might take center stage.

Serves:4 to 8

Cooking Methodgrilling

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 2 hours

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party

Recipe Courseside dish

Dietary Considerationsoy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Equipmentgrill

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner

Taste and Texturebuttery, smoky, sweet

Type of Dishvegetable

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes (6 to 8 ounces each)
  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) salted butter, melted
  • Coarse salt (kosher or sea) and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, for serving
  • 1½ cups wood chips or chunks (preferably maple or apple), soaked for 1 hour in water to cover, then drained

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