I've just recently found my appreciation for sweet potatoes. I grew up with the standard mush of yams and over done sweet potatoes and had this ignorant hatred, deep down in my being. Now that i've discovered the power of the Traeger and well cooked sweet potatoes, I'm a renewed believer. With this recipe I feel you will be too. Combine delicious grilled sweet potatoes with brown sugar, salt and pepper then add a Southern Comfort / Marshmallow glaze, talk about heaven. Fix this up for your next BBQ and you'll see the light.
Southern Comfort Sweet Potato Fries
PREP TIME: 5 minutes
COOK TIME: 5 min par boil; 20-25 min grill time
RECOMMENDED PELLETS: Mesquite or Hickory
2 sweet potatoes
1 tbsp small marshmallows
1 tsp Southern Comfort
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp butter
Salt and Pepper
Start off by turning your Traeger on to the "Smoke" setting with the lid open for 3-5 minutes to warm up. While this is going on lets slice our sweet potatoes.
Slice your potato in half then start to slice into small wedges. The smaller the wedge, the easier it is to cook.
Place the sweet potatoes in a pot of boil water for 3-5 minutes until it gets a touch more soft. You dont want it able to mash, but you dont want that strong bite to it. This will ensure we're not grilling the potatoes all day. After you pull them out of the water, dab it with a paper towel then give the sweet potatoes a splash of oil, then sprinkle on your brown sugar, while also adding a touch of salt and pepper and mix well.
Kick your Traeger up to "High" then place your seasoned potatoes on the grill.
Cook your potatoes on high for 15-20 minutes, then flip and allow to cook for another 10-15 minutes. When they're almost done you'll be ready to make your sauce. Brown your butter in a pan over medium heat. Once the butter is nice and brown, it will also smell nutty, add your Southern Comfort and marshmallow into the pan and stir into a glaze. Now you're ready to pull your fries off the grill, then cover the fries with your glaze and you're ready to eat.
This was a huge hit at my house, like, really big hit. Like, can't believe how great this is, good. You definitely need to make this a part of your holiday arsenal then thank me later.