Sweet Potato Slices
3 pounds sweet potatoes or yams
1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
Coconut, toasted, if desired*
Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat.
Peel sweet potatoes; cut into 1/2-inch diagonal slices. Heat 1 inch water
(salted if desired) to boiling in 3-quart saucepan. Add sweet potatoes.
Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer about 12 minutes or almost
tender; drain. Mix margarine and salt.
Grill sweet potato slices uncovered 4 inches from medium heat about 20
minutes, brushing frequently with margarine mixture and turning once, until
To serve, sprinkle coconut over sweet potatoes.
*To toast coconut, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350° oven 5
to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Or cook in
ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 6 to 14 minutes, stirring
frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden
Note: For a spicy flavor, stir 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or ground red
pepper (cayenne) into the margarine mixture.
Makes 6 servings
This recipe displayed with permission from General Mills, Inc.