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Grilling: Ember-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Maple Cinnamon Butter

With leftovers finally taxed, Thanksgiving withdrawal is rearing its ugly head. If you're anything like me, you may have over bought for the big meal and have more than a few extra ingredients still on hand. If sweet potatoes are on that list, I suggest taking them to the coals next time you fire up your grill for another Thanksgiving fix before 2009.

Roasting sweet potatoes nestled in the coals of a hot fire has to be the easiest, and my favorite, way to cook these tubers. After about an hour in the coals, turned a few time during roasting, they come out with a velvety smooth interior that melts in your mouth. Just a dash of salt is all they really need, but to put those other leftover ingredients to good use, topping them with a maple cinnamon butter can revive the comforting flavors of Thanksgiving, keeping that holiday magic alive.

About the author: Joshua Bousel blogs about grilling on his blog, The Meatwave, and appears weekly here on Serious Eats during grilling season.

Ember-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Maple Cinnamon Butter

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