Friday, September 30, 2011

Fire Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Fire-roasted Sweet Potatoes are the Korean equivalent to Smores.  I can a fire-roasted potato even compare the rich chocolaty gooey goodness that we roast in America, but.... it does!  Once you pull these from the fire and take a bite, you will wonder how nature could make something so sweet.

The sweet potatoes that we eat in America are orange in the center and as big as your forearm.  In Korea, the sweet potatoes are white in the center and much smaller, about the size of a young child's forearm.  You can sometimes find the asian version of a sweet potato at your local market but you will have more luck if you find an asian or international market.  If you can't find the asian version, try the big American ones.  Because of their size, they will take longer, so test them before you take them off of the fire.

Fire-roasted Sweet Potatoes

4 sweet potatoes
aluminum foil
a fire pit
  1. Fire up your pit or charcoal grill and let the flames die down to glistening coals.
  2. Meanwhile, wash your sweet potatoes.
  3. Wrap each potato individually in aluminum foil, leaving no exposed area.
  4. When the fire is ready, place the potatoes directly on the coals.
  5. Allow the potatoes to cooke about 30 -45 minutes until done.
  6. You may check for donesness by poking with a wooden skewer or breaking the potato in half.
  7. If the potato is cooked to softness all the way through, open, peel and eat!

Gas-grill instructions:  These may be roasted on a gas grill.  Just turn on the grill and heat well.  Place the wrapped potatoes on the grill and close the lid.  Cook until done.

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