Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes and Bacon…..what more could you ask for! These little guys are delicious and simple to make. They are great made ahead of time because the heat up really well on the top rack of the BBQ while you are preparing everything else for your sumptuous meal. They look impressive (if you don’t burn them…..a few of mine got a little burnt) and taste fabulous! Make the most of the great weather and give these a try.

What you need…..

  • 2-3 large sweet potatoes (try to find ones that are uniform width)
  • Strips of farm fresh bacon (the amount will depend on how may potatoes you use, 1 strip per slice)

Peel the sweet potatoes and slice them widthwise at approximately a half-inch smaller than the width of a piece of bacon. These are nice wide chunks of sweet potatoes, don’t go to skimpy. Once they are sliced, put them in a pot of boiling water for approximately 12 minutes. This should be enough to soften them, but not right through. Stick a fork in them; if they are still a little hard in the center they are perfect! Once done, drain them and let them dry a bit.

One at a time, wrap a piece of bacon all the way around the outside of the sweet potato piece and secure it with a toothpick. When they are all done, throw them on the BBQ (on low or med/low) for about 5 minutes a side or until the bacon is done. Be careful to watch them!! Bacon has lots of fat and fat causes fire flare ups, cooking them on low will help, but if you get lots of flames, move them so they don’t burn. The cleaner your BBQ, the better.

When I make these, I will make more than I need as they heat up great the next day. I also love them for breakfast….mmm. Hope you enjoy!

-B

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One Comment on “Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes”

  1. glamorous glutton
    June 29, 2012 at 5:07 am #

    These look great, I love the idea of the savoury with the sweet and then smoky flavours. I’ll definitely gove these a go. GG

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