Tequila and Lime Sweet Potatoes

"I'm posting this per a request of a friend. I have not tried it yet but have every intention of doing so. This is a very unique dish and can also be finished on a gas or charcoal grill. My broiling time is only approximate so keep a close eye on these potatoes under the broiler! The original recipe came from a local promotional cookbook out of Mobile, Alabama."
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  • Cut the potatoes into 3/4" thick slices.
  • In a large saucepan, bring the water to a boil and then add the potatoes -- when they begin to re-boil, allow them to go for 6 minutes, uncovered, (they should be just tender) and then drain them with a colander.
  • Mix the lime juice, honey and tequila together in a small bowl.
  • Set up a large baking sheet on which there is a metal grill-type rack. Lay the potatoes out on the rack and brush them with the lime-honey-tequila sauce.
  • Broil the potatoes until they brown on one side, flip them and when they brown on the second side, they're done.
  • NOTE: A second option is to grill the brushed potatoes on a gas or charcoal grill.

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  1. These were very tasty little morsels. I served them as a side to jerk chicken and grilled them. It was the perfect side dish, caramelizing a bit from the honey with a nice tang from the lime juice and tequilla. Thank you Bone Man for sharing the recipe.
  2. This *is* an awesome sweet potato recipe, I oven-broiled the sweet potatoes, simply wonderful! thanks so much for sharing this and all of your wonderful recipes Bones!...Kitten:)
  3. Awesome recipe - especially as a side dish to seafood on the grill.


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