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Sweet Potato Hobo Pack

November 24, 2010

~ Mary ~

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Heres a great little alternative to those overly sweet marshmallow wonders that grace your T-day table that, often times, could actually double as dessert.  The hobo pack is usually done on the grill, a most excellent way to save on oven space, but could easily be done in the oven as well.

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Even if you don’t go for this for T-day, do give it a whirl another day of the week.  They’re pleasantly aromatic and have a bit of a sweet and savory riff going on, all the while being healthy as can be for you and yours.

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This is another excellent recipe from the cookbook “License to Grill”, which I’ve use a lot over the past few years.

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Sweet Potato Hobo Pack

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In a large bowl, toss to combine:

4 Medium Sweet Potatoes, washed, cut into rounds, but not peeled

1 Orange sliced, including the peel

1 Large Red Onion peeled and cut into large slices

1/3 Cup Raisins

2-4 tbsp Olive Oil

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Lay out two heavy duty pieces of aluminum foil about 2’x1′.  Dump the contents of the bowl in the center.  Optional to place dabs of butter around.

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Bring ends together and double fold all open edges.  Place in oven or on grill or in coals for 30-40 minutes.

While hobo pack is cooking, whisk to combine:

1/3 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice

1/3 Cup Honey

1/3 Cup Chopped Parsley

Pour over potatoes before serving.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. November 24, 2010 8:43 am

    Wow the sweet potato looks so delicious! It sounds interesting with orange and raisin. I simply need to make this 🙂

  2. Pat permalink
    November 24, 2010 9:11 am

    These sweet potatoes look sooooo good! I LOVE the idea of the foil package!
    We have sweeet potatoes often these days. Usually just boiled. Nice to have a new recipe. Thanks!

  3. November 24, 2010 1:38 pm

    I can’t do sweet potatoes, but they look pretty!

    Have a great Thanksgiving! 😀

  4. November 24, 2010 9:56 pm

    I have never done sweet potatoes with lemon – so this intrigues. I love the hobo pack! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. November 25, 2010 1:33 pm

    Great idea. Its high time we hobos get credit for our cuisine. High time! King of the Road, my foot. King of the oil drum barbecue, I say.

  6. November 26, 2010 3:46 pm

    WOW – wish I had a sweet potato at home and I’d be fixing that tonight. Printing the recipe to make! Kate@kateiscooking

  7. December 2, 2010 9:10 pm

    What an awesome idea. I’m so not into the sickening sweet marshmallow covered pureed stuff. This is perfect. Thanks for sharing it. I can’t wait to try it out on my family!

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