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Maple Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Active Time: 15 minutes • Total Time: 50 minutes • Serves: 8


3 pounds sweet potatoes (about 4 medium)
1/4 cup Schnucks Select pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons Schnucks olive oil
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)

1. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium heat. Meanwhile, peel potatoes. Cut each potato crosswise in half, then each half into 6 to 8 wedges. In large bowl, with rubber spatula, stir maple syrup, oil, chili powder, salt and cayenne, if desired, until well blended. Add potatoes and toss to combine.

2. Cut two 24 x 18-inch sheets heavy-duty aluminum foil, then layer to make a double thickness. Pour potato mixture on foil slightly to the right of center. Fold left half of foil over to cover potato mixture. Fold and crimp edges of foil tightly 3 or 4 times to seal well. Place packet on hot grill rack. Cover and cook 30 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking. Slide packet onto cookie sheet and let stand, sealed, 5 minutes.

3. With kitchen shears, cut an X in top of foil packet to allow steam to escape, then carefully pull back foil to open. Transfer potatoes with any sauce in packet to serving bowl.


Each serving: about 186 calories, 4 g total fat (1 g saturated),
0 mg cholesterol, 290 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate,
4 g fiber, 2 g protein

Cook’s Wisdom

If desired, packet can be baked in oven. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place sealed packet on large rimmed baking pan. Bake 30 minutes. It is not necessary to turn packet halfway through cooking. Let potatoes stand, sealed in their packet, 5 minutes. Proceed with step 3 as directed.