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Cedar Plank Sweet Potatoes

May 20, 2009

~ Mary ~

Kevin (not brother) and Mindy gave us cedar planks.  I’ve never cooked with them before.  It’s terribly simple and I’m embarrassed.  Lucky for you I get over these things pretty quickly.  With a little research and one great cedar plank website success was inevitable.  These potatoes are GRAND I tell you.  I even made them without the cream, sour cream and butter and WOW!  So save up those carbohydrate points and give this one a try.

Plan ahead! the cedar plank needs to soak for four hours. 



Soaking the Cedar Plank

Soaking the Cedar Plank


Drying the Cedar Plank on the Grill

Drying the Cedar Plank on the Grill

Cedar Plank
Sweet Potatoes


Soak plank for FOUR HOURS

Chop into cubes and boil til soft:

Equal amounts of

     Sweet Potatoes and Baby Red Potatoes

     1 tsp Kosher Salt

Drain and mash with:

     2% Milk

     Parmesan Cheese

     Fresh Chopped Parsley

     Roasted or Sauteed Garlic

     Kosher Salt & Pepper to taste

Dry out cedar plank on grill. 10 – 15 min. If you don’t dry it enough it won’t smoke up and it won’t flavor your potatoes.

Load potatoes onto dried cedar plank.

Cook over direct heat for 20-30 min. WITH THE LID CLOSED.  Keep an eye out so your plank doesn’t catch on fire.

Top with any remaining cheese, parsley or goodies.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 21, 2009 10:31 am

    That looks interesting. Can you reuse the plank, or is it a one-time deal?

  2. foododelmundo permalink
    May 21, 2009 11:22 am

    There are two schools of thought to this. I side on reusing here’s a board posting on CHOW about it:

  3. Frank permalink
    May 26, 2009 11:15 am

    whoa. smooookeeeey.

  4. June 9, 2009 10:35 am

    Oh, I definitely have to try these! They look amazing. And what an awesome photo!

  5. susan permalink
    July 16, 2009 1:44 pm

    Just a note…..
    I usually soak my planks in regular water and then put them on the grill. But…just before putting the fish or chicken on I pour a bit of bourbon (I use Makers Mark) on top of the plank. The alchohol will dissipate but the earthiness of the bourbon gives a great new dimension to the flavor.

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