Monday, August 16, 2010

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Lime and Cilantro

I am so in love with sweet potatoes. This love affair began when I went to this restaraunt in downtown Columbus called "Tip Top". I ordered the sweet potato fries with spicy mayo and a pot roast sandwich with swiss cheese on a pretzel roll and it was lifechanging. This is now one of my favorite restaraunts because of those two things. It's "Ohio" comfort food at it's finest in a chill, dimly lit hole in the wall. LOVE IT. Anyway, back to the sweet potatoes. Those fries are a.m.a.z.i.n.g. They inspired me to try out different things with sweet potatoes. I often buy them, pop them in the microwave and put plain yogurt and cinnamon on them, its super yummy. I came across this recipe by one of my God's, Bobby Flay himself. Not only are they sweet potatoes, but they include my favorite herb, cilantro. Cilantro didn't know I was having an affair with sweet potatoes before, but its all okay now after making these. Love em, plain and simple :)

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Lime and Cilantro


3 sweet potatoes, unpeeled
Kosher salt
2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1/4 cup canola oil
Freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro


Parcook the potatoes: Place in a pot of water and boil until fork-tender; let cool. Slice each potato lengthwise into eighths.

Preheat a grill to medium or place a cast-iron grill pan over medium heat. Mix 1 tablespoon salt, the lime zest and cayenne in a small bowl.

Brush the potato wedges with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill until golden brown on all sides (including the skin) and just cooked through, about 1 1/2 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter; immediately season with the salt mixture and sprinkle with cilantro.



Taylor said...

I absolutely love sweet potatoes too! What a fun twist on them with the lime and cilantro!

The BBQ Grail said...

Sweet potatoes, lime and cilantro. What a great combination. I've got to try this one.

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