I love sweet potatoes. They are, hands down, one of my most favorite foods. I will even eat them for breakfast. I could go on Bubba-style (think Forrest Gump) about the many ways I eat them, but I'll spare you!
Last week I was considering food my three year old would likely eat for our camping trip and arrived at an old favorite: grilled ham steak, pineapples, and yams. My grocery store doesn't sell a lot of canned vegetables, which overall is a good thing, but annoying when you want canned yams. Then I remembered that I had two large sweet potatoes in the pantry and also remembered how good my last batch of grilled sweet potatoes was... this would mean that I would not have to go to a second grocery score... score!
I used the same method as before and they tasted AMAZING! They work on the campfire, grill, or in the oven. When we camp I prepare the pack before we leave and put it in a gallon zip bag in the cooler; that way all I have to do is throw it on the coals.
Sweet Potato Sweetie Packs
- sweet potatoes, sliced (however many you need for your group) - I used two HUGE ones
- butter (I use Earth Balance spread) - I used about 2 Tbsp.
- honey (coconut palm sugar or sweetener of choice if vegan) - I used about 1 Tbsp.
- cinnamon - I used about 1/2 tsp.
- heavy duty aluminum foil (don't even think about skimping on this!)
- Set out a large piece of heavy duty aluminum foil. For two huge sweet potatoes I used a piece that was about 2' long. I also use the wider (18") heavy duty aluminum foil for foil packets.
- Smear butter on the aluminum foil, where the potatoes will go.
- Place half the potatoes on the foil. Drizzle honey over potatoes, scatter a few pats of butter, and shake on some cinnamon.
- Add the remaining potatoes on top.
- Gather the long sides of the foil and roll to close. Roll in each short side to form a packet. If I'm camping I put this packet in another sheet of foil to create a second packet around the first.
- Cook and enjoy!
- Campfire: Cook right on top of hot coals for about 40 minutes, flipping and turning about every 10 minutes.
- Grill: Grill over hot, indirect heat for about 25 minutes.
- Oven: I've never done it, but I would cook it in a 400°F oven for about 30 minutes.
|Mmmm... butter AND honey AND cinnamon!|
|On the grill (along with a chicken)!|