Summer Sweet Potatoes? Why Not!

26 Jun

Sweet potatoes are a terrific compliment to almost anything you prepare on your outdoor grill!

Sweet potatoes are an acquired taste for some people. I happen to love them – pretty much any way they are prepared.

Though traditionally served during Thanksgiving (U.S.) and Christmas, I enjoy this super-food year-round.

Sweet potatoes are a terrific compliment to almost anything cooked on the outdoor grill. They are loaded with Vitamins B, C, and D, potassium, magnesium, and have a low glycemic index (minimal impact on blood sugar).

Trouble is, I’ve not had luck preparing them “just right”. Until recently, when I surrendered my strong stance against owning a microwave oven.

So, if you like sweet potatoes, and you’re not opposed to the use of a microwave oven, read on for the quickest, and in my opinion, tastiest way to prepare them. 

DIRECTIONS

–Rinse sweet potatoes in cold water, using a vegetable scrub brush and dry with paper towel.

–Pierce sweet potatoes several times with a fork.

Like this:

–Wrap sweet potatoes tightly in plastic wrap and place in microwave (you don’t need a separate plate).

–Cook for a total of 8-12 minutes, flipping once.  

CAUTION: Be sure to use tongs when flipping, as the sweet potatoes will be very hot!

–Adjust cooking time based on size and quantity. For the three sweet potatoes pictured here, I cooked them for a total of 12 minutes at 6 minutes per side.

–When finished cooking, remove the sweet potatoes from the microwave and place on a cutting board.

CAUTION: Be sure to use tongs when handling the sweet potatoes, as they will be very hot!

–Cut sweet potatoes in half and carefully remove plastic wrap.

Like this:

–To serve, cut the halves lengthwise and open them like a book.

–Lightly mash the insides with a fork.

Like this:

–Add your topping(s) of choice. My favorites are a pat of butter and a sprinkle of nutmeg.

–Serve alongside your favorite grilled fare, and The Only Salad You’ll Ever Need To Make.

–Enjoy!

To Your Health,

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