April 2016 Recipe of the Month

April 2016 Recipe of the Month

Maple Glazed Grilled Sweet Potatoes

A dear friend has a tree farm in the Nicolet National Forest, and every year, usually in March, sometimes in early April, we head up to the North woods to gather sap and and boil maple syrup with him. Our friend has built a pretty little wood-fire-powered sugar shack, where we will while away the hours talking, laughing, chopping wood, and keeping an eye on the boil. My job is always to invent new ways to cook with the syrup. This dish is one of the simpler tastier surprises invented while sugaring. You can oven roast the sweet potatoes for an hour or prick them with the tines of a fork and microwave them. Then just finish them off on a grill. grilledsweets

Serves 4


  • 2 Sweet Potato , scrubbed
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • Salt and Pepper , to taste


1.            If you have the oven on for whatever else you are cooking, you can roast your potatoes for about an hour until tender. Otherwise, microwave them until tender, about 10 minutes. My microwave has a sensor where all I do is hit the potato button, and it cooks it perfectly. Slice the potatoes, brush on some maple syrup, and grill over high heat for 2-3 minutes per side, just long enough to caramelize the syrup. Sprinkle slices with salt and pepper and serve.

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