Skip to main content

Charred Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Olive Oil

Halved Japanese sweet potatoes with hatched grill marks on the flesh side arranged on an orange serving dish.
Photo by Alex Lau

Japanese sweet potatoes are starchier than yams and worth seeking out. Steaming before grilling keeps them moist.

Ingredients

8 servings

8 small or 4 large Japanese sweet potatoes
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
Kosher salt
Flaky sea salt
Freshly cracked black pepper

Step 1

Prepare a grill for medium-high heat. Rub sweet potatoes with 2 Tbsp. oil and wrap tightly in foil—you can wrap them on their own or put 2 in each packet. Grill, turning every 5 minutes or so, until tender, 30–45 minutes. Unwrap and let cool slightly. (Or, steam in a basket set over a pot filled with 1" of boiling water 30–35 minutes. If not using right away, let cool, then cover and chill until ready to grill—up to 2 days.)

Step 2

Meanwhile, bring honey, vinegar, and a big pinch of kosher salt to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high (you can do this on the grill if you want), reduce heat, and simmer until just beginning to thicken, about 4 minutes. Keep warm.

Step 3

Cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. Rub cut surfaces with 1 Tbsp. oil total; season with kosher salt. Grill, cut side down, without turning, until lightly charred, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and brush with honey glaze.

Step 4

Arrange sweet potatoes on a platter and drizzle with more glaze and remaining 1 Tbsp. oil. Season with sea salt and pepper.

How would you rate Charred Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Olive Oil ?

  • These were okay. Easy to make if you're already grilling. I think they would have more flavor with regular (garnet) sweet potatoes and maybe hot honey for some spice.

    • pipercooks

    • Longmont, CO

    • 7/17/2022

See Related Recipes and Cooking Tips

Read More
No-Bake Peach Cheesecake With Wheat Thins Crust
The salty-sweet crust on this no-bake peach cheesecake is not to be missed.
A Very Dramatic Crepe Cake
For this towering crepe cake, thin crepes are stacked and sandwiched with an easy pastry cream.
Chocolate Swiss Roll
If you’ve made a rolled cake before and had anxiety because the recipe requires you to perform cake calisthenics, this chocolate Swiss roll recipe is for you.
Maple Whiskey Chicken Lollipops
Seasoned, smoked, and slicked with a simple maple whiskey glaze, these chicken lollipops are epic for any summer celebration.
Brooklyn Blackout Cake
With smooth chocolate pudding buttercream sandwiched between layers of moist devil’s food cake, the Brooklyn blackout cake is a dessert fit for chocolate lovers.
Original New York Cheesecake
Our best cheesecake recipe turns out a remarkably rich, tangy, smooth, and creamy dessert.
Lemon Bars
Golden sweet-tart lemon bars are like squares of sunshine. And they’re quick to make.
Mango Sticky Rice