If you ask me, sweet potatoes are gross. I just can't bring myself to eat them. They LOOK good, and I wish I liked them. So the only reason I decided to make these was for my husband. He loves sweet potatoes.
See how much I love him?
So as we are eating dinner, I am looking at these orange potato chunks and encouraging my 5 year old to eat them. I realize that I can't talk to him about trying out the food that was prepared for dinner if I'm not willing to do it myself.
I take a few pieces and put them on my plate. I pick one up. I take a moment to prepare myself for the yuck I'm about to eat. I pop it in and chew. And chew. And chew. Swallow.
Surprise! These babies aren't bad! In fact, I enjoyed how they tasted so much I ate 2 more skewers full of sweet potatoes! I felt like such a big girl, trying out new food!
Glad I did!
Grilled Sweet Potatoes
2-4 medium sweet potatoes
salt and pepper
Peel each potato and cut into chunks. Place all the chunks in a microwaveable bowl and cover with plastic or a ziplock bag if the bowl will fit inside. Microwave for 3 minutes, stir, recover and microwave again for another few minutes. You want the chucks to be tender enough to put on a skewer, but not cooked all the way through.
Place 5-6 pieces on a skewer. Lay all the loaded skewers on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Use a brush to coat all sides of the potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Preheat the outdoor grill and grill the potato skewers for about 5 minutes on each side. Cooking time may vary, so just grill until the potatoes are cooked through.