Adding smoked sweet potatoes to your dinner plate is a surprisingly delicious way to kick off any meal. This simple and flavorful dish is an ideal side. The smoky undertones envelop the sweet potatoes in an amazing flavor.
It will have everybody asking for more. These smoked sweet potatoes are also incredibly easy to make: just light up the smoker and let it do its work!
Once you find out how simple and scrumptious this dish can be, there’s no doubt it’ll become one of your go-to recipes!
Why I Love Smoked Sweet Potatoes
Ever since I tasted my first smoked sweet potatoes, I knew it would become a highlight of my culinary experience. The process of making smoked sweet potatoes involves slowly smoking the roots over smoldering wood chips.
It infuses the SWEET POTATOES with traces of mesquite and hickory flavors that add an extra layer of complexity.
SWEET POTATOES have a unique flavor combination that is both sweet and smoky at the same time. They also make a great side dish to any meal, as they are hearty and full of complex textures.
They quickly became a favorite of mine due to their delicious taste and versatility in many recipes!
- Sweet potatoes
- Brown sugar
- Chili powder
- Smoked paprika
- Soak the sweet potatoes in water for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Drain the sweet potatoes and pat them dry with a paper towel.
- Place the sweet potatoes in the smoker and smoke them for 3-4 hours or until they are cooked through.
- Remove the sweet potatoes from the smoker and allow them to cool for a few minutes before serving.
The Recipe Of SMOKED SWEET POTATO
Smoked Sweet Potato Recipe
- 2 large sweet potatoes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp cumin
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 lime quartered
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Cut sweet potatoes in half lengthwise and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Drizzle olive oil over sweet potatoes and sprinkle with smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Gently toss to coat.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh cilantro and lime juice before serving.
1. As a side dish
One of the most popular ways to enjoy smoked sweet potatoes is as a side dish. They can be enjoyed alongside a variety of different meats, such as chicken, beef, or pork. Additionally, smoked sweet potatoes can also be enjoyed with vegetables or other side dishes.
2. In a salad
Smoked sweet potatoes can also be added to salads for a unique flavor. They can be enjoyed in a traditional green salad or in a more creative salad, such as a fruit salad or grain salad. Additionally, smoked sweet potatoes can also be used as a topping for salads.
3. In a soup
Another popular way to enjoy smoked sweet potatoes is in soup. They can be added to both traditional and non-traditional soups for a unique flavor. Additionally, smoked sweet potatoes can also be used as a garnish for soup.
4. As a snack
Smoked sweet potatoes can also be enjoyed as a snack. They can be eaten plain or with dipping sauces, such as ranch dressing or BBQ sauce. Additionally, smoked sweet potatoes can also be added to trail mix or other snacks for a unique flavor.
5. In baking
Smoked sweet potatoes can also be used in baking. They can be added to cakes, cookies, pies, and other baked goods for a unique flavor. Additionally, smoked sweet potatoes can also be used as a topping for baked goods.
Q1. How long does it take to smoke a potato at 225 degrees?
If you are smoking at 225 degrees, it should take about 2-3 hours if the potatoes are small, 3-4 hours if they are medium-sized, and 5 or more hours if they are large.
You’ll know the potatoes are ready when they reach an internal temperature between 205°F (96°C) to 210°F (99°C).
Q2. What temperature do you smoke sweet potatoes?
When it comes to smoking sweet potatoes, you’ll want to keep your smoker’s temperature between 250°F and 300°F.
This range allows sufficient time for the heat to penetrate all layers of the potato without burning them on the outside before they have had enough time to cook on the inside.
Depending on how large they are, you can expect them to take around 2-3 hours at this temperature.
Q3. Is it better to wrap sweet potatoes in foil?
Foil-wrapped sweet potatoes bake up with a softer exterior and help keep moisture locked inside while cooking, which results in a softer interior as well.
Q4. Why soak sweet potatoes before cooking?
Soaking sweet potatoes helps to reduce the amount of phytic acid they contain, which is an anti-nutrient that binds minerals like iron, zinc, calcium, and magnesium, making them unavailable for absorption by the body.
Additionally, soaking reduces their starch content, making them easier to digest. When cooked after being soaked, sweet potatoes have a softer texture and better nutritional value than when cooked without soaking first.
Tips and Tricks
- Soak your sweet potatoes in water for at least 30 minutes before cooking them. This will help to remove any excess starch from the potatoes and make them more evenly cooked.
- Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit before cooking the sweet potatoes.
- Cut the sweet potatoes into even-sized pieces so that they will cook evenly.
- Place the sweet potatoes on the smoker grates and smoke for 3-4 hours or until they are cooked through.
- Remove the sweet potatoes from the smoker and allow them to cool slightly before serving.
A Word from the Author
As a passionate cooking enthusiast, I am happy to bring you my very own smoked sweet potatoes recipe.
After experimenting with several ingredients and exploring the depths of my smokehouse, I found the combination of sweet potatoes and smoke to be an utterly delightful experience.
This was further complemented by an array of spices and herbs that truly gave this dish its distinctive depth of flavor and aroma.
I am excited for you to sample my Smoked Sweet Potatoes recipe and can’t wait to hear what you think!