This Grilled Sweet Potato and Apple Gratin is more of a dessert than side dish. Grilled slices of sweet potato are layered with grilled apples, and topped with a pecan crumble.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Although traditionally associated with Thanksgiving and Southern American BBQ restaurants this sweet potato casserole makes a wonderful side dish while camping all year around.
Some versions of this recipe can be sickly sweet, so this one has been scaled back a bit with a focus on the rich flavors rather than just a sugar hit.
The sweet potato is already cooked by the time that the marshmallows are placed on the top so the focus van be on getting a good set of coals above to create the perfect brown marshmallow. Remember the marshmallows puff a bit while cooking so be sure to leave a gap between the top of the marshmallows and the lid.
3 sweet potatoes
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup salted butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
cinnamon, to taste
5oz (150g) mini marshmallows
8 inch Dutch oven
Peel, cube and boil the sweet potato in enough water to just cover them.
When the sweet potato is soft, remove the lid and allow it to start boiling the water off. Just before boiling dry add the orange juice, butter, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Bring just to the boil.
Remove from the heat then mash with a fork until all smoothed and a texture of your preference. Smooth the top of the potatoes ready to add the marshmallows.
Place a layer of mini marshmallows on the top of the sweet potato, leaving enough gap for the marshmallows to puff a little without touching the Dutch oven lid.
Place the lid on the Dutch oven and cover with coals, check regular aiming to brown the marshmallows, without burning.