Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Grilled Sweet Potato Sticks

Grilled Sweet Potato Sticks from HEB magazine
1/2 c walnut pieces (I used pecans)
1/4 c brown sugar
2 bags (16 oz each Frozen Sweet Potato Sticks)
1/4 c olive oil
1/4 c dessert rub spice (I used cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon)
1/2 c lemon or blossom honey

1. Combine walnut pieces and sugar in heavy-bottom skillet over medium-high heat. Stir mixture while cooking for 3-4 minutes, until sugar melts and glazes the walnuts. Immediately spread the glazed walnuts on a sheet of foil to cool. Chop walnuts into small chunks and set aside.
2. Prepare sweet potato sticks in microwave according to package directions.
3. Carefully remove sweet potato sticks from bags and place on foil-lined cookie sheet. Add olive oil and toss sweet potato sticks gently. Sprinkle dessert rub on sticks and toss gently. Set aside.
4. Prepare grill (375) and spray a grilling mesh with nonstick cooking spray. Place in serving dish, top with glazed walnuts, and drizzle with honey.

8 servings

In my opinion: These were fabulous! They were more like a dessert than a side. We halved the recipe and it was perfect for our family of 2 adults and 3 small kids.

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