Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Grilled Sweet Potatoes ala Nan

Having had success in the past by reducing carbs, I am always looking for ways to eliminate potatoes in my everyday diet.  Sure, I am not going to pass up Gorgonzola mashed potatoes if offered, but I would like to keep French fries as far away as possible.  Sweet potatoes are an ideal replacement for potato fries; they have so many health benefits – from being high in vitamin B6, C & D, as well as containing significant amounts of iron, magnesium and beta carotene.  Try these with your kids and see what you think.

Grilled Cheddar Sausage Dog is optional!

Parcook the potatoes; place in a pot of water and boil until fork-tender – about  10 to 15 minutes; let cool. Slice each potato lengthwise into eighths and place in large bowl.  Add Jalapeno Oil and toss carefully to cover.  Season with salt & pepper.

Preheat a grill to medium or place a cast-iron grill pan over medium heat. 

Grill until golden brown on all (three) sides (including the skin) and just cooked through, about 1 1/2 minutes per side. Don’t worry if the skin burns, it will taste great.  Transfer to a platter; immediately season with additional salt if desired.  Arrange three wedges on the plate, drizzle with Traditional Balsamic Vinegar and serve.

Serves 4 as a side.

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