Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Sweet potatoes... tuber of the Gods! This our favorite way to eat them off of the grill.


  1. Blanch sweet potatoes in boiling water for 2 minutes, then drain and cool with cold water.
  2. Mix marinade ingredients in a ziplock bag or bowl, then add sweet potatoes and marinade for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat grill to 450°F.
  4. Remove sweet potatoes from the marinade, shaking off excess marinade, and place them on the grill. Cook until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes per side.
Most Helpful

This was the perfect marinade! I used 1/4 inch slices on an electric counter-top grill. After I grilled the sweet potatoes, I soaked some eggplant slices in the remaining marinade and grilled them, too! Thanks for sharing!

JacquelineS November 07, 2005

I love sweet potatoes, but usually dress them up with sweet toppings of melted butter and brown sugar. Marinating them in lemon juice with garlic was a new experience for me. I followed the blanching instructions exactly, but found that my 1/4" to 1/2" potato slices needed more time on the grill. The lemon is the dominate flavor for these potatoes. Hubby isn't a strong citrus fan and wavered a bit with these, but did clean his plate. Overall, these were a different side dish for a grilled meal. They have left me pondering other marinade combinations.

Ms B. April 17, 2005

I made it exactly as stated. Great addition to grilled chicken or sandwiches. Served with a creamed horseradish sauce for dipping adds tang and creaminess.

Jill in LSL May 24, 2011

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