I never really knew if I liked sweet potatoes or not ... I mean, heck, who doesn't like something covered in brown sugar (or maple syrup) and then marshmallows over the top? What I didn't like was the stringy-mushy texture of that stuff ... but I would take a little orange stuff and LOTS of toasted marshmallows during the holidays.
Now. Not so much. It does kind of suck when you grow up and learn to read the labels and whats good for you and what's really not. Being an adult does stink sometimes!
So ... with the Whole30 thing underway (which by the way, I jumped ship on Day 6 at lunch time and hurried up and caught up to the boat and jumped back on asap!) I'm back to experimenting ...
I give you SWEET without the cloying, sticky stuff ...
This was so stinkin easy to do that I'm actually surprised I never tried it before ...
Grab yourself a couple of sweet potatoes ... I used 3 here and peel them.
Once peeled, go ahead and slice them thin. I think mine were about 1/4 inch or so thick, I wanted them somewhat thin to cook faster.
Toss them in a bowl and drizzle with a little bit of olive oil and season up with some salt, pepper, garlic powder (not salt), and combine with your hands to get them all coated.
Fire up your grill to medium high, and lay them out flat on the grill. I used this nifty grill mat which is about my 5th time using it and I'm in love with it ... I need to do a product review for you as I think it's a great thing to have on hand!
Allow to cook on one side til it starts to get a little charred, then flip. Cook this side til they are tender, but not to the point of falling apart. These took about 15 minutes or so and I was racing against the weather as we had some pretty bad rain this past weekend.
My original plan was to use them as "buns" for the sliders we were having but after the first one like that, I simply ate them plain, like fries.
Yes, I will be making these again in the very near future!
So, tell me, do YOU like sweet potatoes? All mushed up? Or intact, like this?
Looking forward to sharing over at some of these GREAT Blog Parties ... go check them out!
P.S. Are you following my progress over on Instagram? You should ... I'm trying to post my meals as they go!