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By: Enrique Gili on March 17, 2014, 2 p.m.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Feeling down? Roasted sweet potatoes cooked over a cozy fire are happiness on a plate.

Prep time: 2 minutes 

Total time: 40 to 45 minutes 

Yield: Feeds 2 to 4

Roasted Sweet Potatoes


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbs. butter
  1. Pick two sweet potatoes of even size. Wrap in aluminum in foil. Place on hot coals for about 20 minutes.
  2. Using tongs drag to the edge of the fire. Flip once or twice to ensure potatoes cook evenly.
  3. Potatoes are done when the tines of a long fork pierce through flesh easily, about 40 minutes. Carefully remove from fire and serve hot with butter.