Smashed Sweet Potatoes

by Kevin H. on September 23, 2014 · 0 comments

Smashed Sweet Potatoe 3

Any excuse to get out my cast iron skillet and I’m on board. I saw this recipe on the blog, Grill Grrrl, and had to try it. In my opinion, it’s a can’t miss – I love sweet potatoes, I love cast iron, I love grilling.


Smashed Sweet Potatoe 1

All in all…pretty good! Definitely something different and tasty to try.  And really very simple. My suggestion would be to slice the potatoes relatively thin – the thinner you get them, the quicker they’ll cook and crispier they’ll be. I did some thick and some thin – and I preferred the thin pieces.

Next time you’re getting your cast iron skillet out, give these smashed sweet potatoes a try. It doesn’t get much easier than oil, salt & pepper! They’re fun and easy to make and quite tasty!


Smashed Sweet Potatoe 2

Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Smashed Sweet Potatoes


  • 2 Sweet Potatoes
  • 3 tbs Coconut Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Set up your grill for direct cooking - high heat.
  2. Once fire is lit, get your cast iron skillet on there to warm up.
  3. Peel the sweet potatoes and microwave for a few minutes to soften.
  4. Slice into approximately 1/4-1/2" slices. Season with Salt & Pepper.
  5. Once skillet is warmed up, add coconut oil and let that warm.
  6. Once oil is warm, add potatoes and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side - smashing slightly to maximize the surface area - until crispy!

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