This is maybe my all-time favorite side dish. It goes well with all meats, it’s healthier than potatoes, and it tastes fantastic. It really couldn’t be easier than putting something right on the coals and leaving it there. The burning of the outside gives the inside a lovely smokey flavor. Best trick ever!
Time: 45-60 minutes total
Skill level: Easy
Grilling method: On the embers
Grill temperature: Doesn’t really matter as long as the coals are white-hot
You’ll need to get hold of:
(Optional) Butter, garlic, herbs for a herb butter
How you do it:
- No washing or prep needed, because you’re burning the outside to a crisp anyway
- Just chuck your yams directly on the white-hot coals, turn them every 10-15 minutes until they have a nice, ashy, burnt finish on all sides
- Prick them with a knife to check they’re nice and soft all the way through
- Slice in two with a sharp knife, make a garlic or herb butter, mash it up a bit with a fork, and eat!