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Ash-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

A single roasted sweet potato split open and topped with three large marshmallows.
Photo by Gregory Waldo, food styling by Katherine Sacks
  • Active Time

    15 minutes

  • Total Time

    1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

Serves 4

4 medium sweet potatoes
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) salted butter
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
Crumbled gingersnaps (optional; for serving)
Roasted marshmallows (optional; for serving)

Step 1

Light a campfire and let it burn down to embers. Nestle potatoes in embers and cook, rotating a quarter turn every 10 minutes or so, until very tender when pierced with a knife, 45–60 minutes. The potatoes will blacken and char on the outside; don't worry, you're only eating the flesh. If you prefer, wrap potatoes individually in foil and cook using the same procedure.

Step 2

Using tongs, transfer potatoes to plates and let cool at least 10 minutes. Cut a slit lengthwise down each potato and mash flesh with a fork. Spread 1 tablespoon butter inside each potato and drizzle with maple syrup. Top with gingersnaps and marshmallows, if using, and serve.

How would you rate Ash-Roasted Sweet Potatoes?

  • These were fabulous and beyond easy to make on a camping trip.

    • alaispetersen@gmail.com

    • Austin, TX

    • 3/15/2021

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