Brown-Sugar Sweet Potato Sticks

Brown-Sugar Sweet Potato Sticks
Servings: 8 Prep 10 mins Cook 15 mins Grill 15 mins


  • 6 small sweet potatoes (about 6 ounces each), with skins, scrubbed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 tablespoon packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar

Make It

1. Prepare outdoor grill with medium-hot coals, or heat gas grill to medium-high, or see Stovetop Method, below.

2. Pierce potatoes with fork. Place potatoes on piece of paper toweling in microwave oven. Microwave on 100% power 10 minutes or until partially cooked, but still very firm, turning over halfway through cooking.

3. When potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut each lengthwise into quarters.

4. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the walnuts, brown sugar, salt, black pepper, allspice and vinegar; cook, stirring, until the brown sugar is melted, about 2 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat. Brush the cut sides of the potatoes with the brown sugar glaze, leaving the walnuts in the skillet.

5. Grill the potatoes, cut side down, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Turn the wedges, so the second cut side is facing down; grill 5 minutes. Turn the wedges, skin side down. Brush the cut sides with glaze. Grill for 5 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Transfer the potatoes to a platter. Spoon remaining glaze with nuts over potato wedges.

Stovetop Method:

6. Heat a stovetop grill pan over medium-high heat. Cook the sweet potato wedges as directed in step 5 on the grill pan instead of on the grill.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 173, Fat, total (g): 4, chol. (mg): 4, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 33, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 2, sodium (mg): 159, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.