Grilled Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Last night we decided to grill up a few burgers and enjoy some time by the pool. Usually we would make up the more traditional french fries to go with them. Instead we opted to make some sweet potato fries. We’d done them before in the oven, but since it was rather hot, we figured it would be nice not to have to fire up anything in the kitchen. Based on the results, my wife and I agreed this will probably be the new standard side to our burgers. You’ll notice two piles of fries. Each was done a little differently so I could try some experimenting, which is kind of my thing.

On the left you’ll see the ones made with the basic recipe for the oven fries we made before. Here is the recipe.

  • Cut sweet potatoes into relatively small wedges (they cook quicker)
  • Toss potatoes into a Zip-Lock bag with a small amount of olive oil
  • Add chili powder
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Shake bag around until all potatoes are evenly covered
  • Place them on the grill and turn every few minutes. Cooking time will vary based on how thick they are cut and how hot your grill is

We didn’t leave them on the grill quite long enough for how thick some of the fries were so a few of them weren’t as soft as they should be. Other than that, they were delicious as we expected. They probably could have used a little more chili powder – Now there’s a sentence I never that I’d be using!

The few fries you see on the left were a little more interesting. I was going to cook them in maple syrup as suggested in the comments of my Honey Glazed Roasted Carrots Recipe. When I mentioned that to my wife Linda, she said she had heard they were good with brown sugar and then dipped in maple syrup. I never did dip them, but here’s the recipe for them anyway.

  • Cut sweet potatoes into relatively small wedges (they cook quicker)
  • Toss potatoes into a Zip-Lock bag with a small amount of olive oil
  • Add light brown sugar
  • Shake bag around until all potatoes are evenly covered
  • Place them on the grill and turn every few minutes. Cooking time will vary based on how thick they are cut and how hot your grill is

These fries didn’t quite come out as flavorful as the others. Perhaps I should have gone back in the kitchen for the maple syrup. Maybe they needed some additional seasoning like salt and pepper. I’m not sure. I’ll have to try them again and see.

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2 Responses to “Grilled Sweet Potato Fries Recipe”

  1. TGI Fridays Gift Card « Feed Your Fussy Eater Says:

    […] I think they were baked because they weren’t oily. They didn’t have the kick that my sweet potato fries do, but I really liked […]

  2. The Problem with Purple Potatoes | Feed Your Fussy Eater Says:

    […] the same as a regular sweet potato and that just the color was different. So we decided to make grilled sweet potato fries out of it. We really enjoyed them in the past so it seemed like the perfect way to prepare […]


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