I will not go into the the difference between sweet potatoes and yams, other than to see that most of you have never had a yam.
Yams are much larger than sweet potatoes, have a very rough skin and are a tropical tuber.
Sweet potato flesh comes white, orange, and yellow which started the confusion. Some people started referring to the orange-fleshed sweet potato as a yam.
Regardless of the internal color of the sweet potato they are all from the same family and equally tasty.
If you’ve never tried grilling sweet potatoes, you are missing a treat.
They are not at all like plain old grilled potatoes. They get crispy and a bit hard on the outside and silky smooth and creamy on the inside. – kind of like a marshmallow on steroids.
Click here to Pin Grilled Sweet PotatoesPrint
Grilled Sweet Potatoes
The sweet potatoes I can buy are large, so I normally only buy 1 for the 2 of us.
Wash them but don’t peel.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Sides
- Method: Grilling
- 2 sweet potatoes (12oz, 360gr), cut into 1″ (2.5cm) cubes
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp rosemary
- salt and pepper
- Put oil, rosemary, salt, pepper into bowl and mix well.
- Add potatoes and toss, coating thoroughly.
- Put them into a grill pan or basket and cook over medium coals / heat for 20 – 25 minutes or until done.
- Stir occasionally as they tend to develop ‘hot spots’ and can get a little crispy.
I use an old metal pie plate or cake tin for grilling vegetables.
You could also roast in 400F (200C) oven for about the same amount of time – turning once.
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 217
- Sugar: 7.5 g
- Sodium: 394.3 mg
- Fat: 7.2 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 36.6 g
- Fiber: 5.7 g
- Protein: 2.9 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: sweet potatoes, sides, grilling
You could also try: Grilled Potatoes & Carrots Dijon
More photos from La Félibrée:
Because we are a rural area there are always a lot of old tractors and farm implements on display.
Some of them even work – maybe.
There are also artisans making traditional wooden tools – brooms, pitchforks, etc.
But this display was fascinating. it was a tiny sawmill.
It was a working sawmill. You can see the stacks of ‘planks’ on the left. They were about an inch (2.5cm) wide and 8 – 10 inches (20cm) long. The logs he was cutting are lined up on the right. It’s a vertical blade cutting a plank off of the log. The blade moves up & down and the log is slowly moved past it.
But here’s the best part – driving the sawblade is a wood fired engine.
This is the operator feeding little tiny logs into the fire – the stack of logs is in the front.
What a great toy!
5 thoughts on “Grilled Sweet Potatoes; La Félibrée, II”
Yam is not a word people use in Australia though most ‘culinary’ people would certainly know what it is…we get mainly the big orange sweet potatoes. Sometimes they are called kumara here I think
I’ve seen kumara on some of the signs at the French supermarkets. Our sweet potatoes are usually bug, too – enough for 4 lol
I don’t care for sweet potatoes/yams except in a pie. I’m not big on anything sweet as a side dish and yes, I’ve had both.
I do want that little engine though!!
I loved that little engine…. he was so dainty feeding it the little logs lol,
I love all those tractors! What a cool festival (even though it’s so revoltingly hot where you are).
We often oven-roast cubed sweet potatoes in the winter – they are a wonderful garnish for rice and jerk chicken. We have them instead of plantains because decent plantains are difficult to come by here.
But suddenly, I neeeeeeeed grilled sweet potatoes. With grilled sausage. Oooh, I just realized that these grilled sweet potatoes would be perfect in your Salad with Sausage, Potato and Chevre (http://thymeforcookingblog.com/2010/07/salad-with-sausages-potatoes-and-chevre-weekly-menu/)
Comments are closed.