These potatoes are SO good and the recipe so simple. This is a great way to create a tasty side dish while grilling meat. The potatoes will turn black on the outside but that's OK, that's how they should be. Recipe adapted from Big Bob Gibson's BBQ.
Place the sweet potatoes directly onto a bed of hot coals. Cook for 40 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking.
Melt the butter and add the maple syrup, pecans, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and salt. Continue heating on low for about a minute or just til a layer of bubbles forms over the surface. Remove from heat but keep warm.
Remove the potatoes from the coals and brush away excess char. Split the potatoes lengthwise and top with the maple pecan butter.