I am trying to expand my grilling experience so I grilled tofu and some veggies. I learned some new things today but one thing I need some advice on is this: is it better to boil sweet potatoes before grilling them? Or roast them in the oven?
After peeling and cutting some sweet potatoes, I grilled them with green beans, wax beans, red peppers and onions in foil. I took the same mixture and grilled it in one of those metal grilling wok's just to see the difference in the two methods. I used raw ones in the foil and boiled the ones in the grilling wok (with three pieces of raw just to test it).
I was grilling tofu at the same time and I opened and closed the lid a few times, but ordinarily the steam would cook the sweet potatoes nice and tender, right?
- Raw sweet potatoes cook in foil but take awhile (45 minutes) and end up sticking to the foil even with olive oil.
- Raw sweet potatoes did not cook well in the grilling wok and were too hard after forty minutes.
- Pre-boiled sweet potatoes turned out soggy in the end, although just undercooked when boiled.
- That would figure since I also had raw ones I was trying to grill with the cooked ones.
So I learned a few things which is helpful but I am wondering what you do when grilling potatoes or sweet potatoes?