Serves: Serves 4
- 4 sweet potatoes, each about 10 ounces
- Unsalted butter
- Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Whole nutmeg, for grating
Prepare a moderate charcoal fire for indirect grilling or preheat a gas grill to medium-high (375¼to 400°F), leaving one burner unlit.
Prick each sweet potato in several places with a fork. Place them on the grill over indirect heat. Cover the grill (leaving the vents open on a charcoal grill) and cook, turning occasionally, until the sweet potatoes are tender when pierced, 40 to 45 minutes.
Slit each sweet potato and tuck a large nugget of butter inside. Season with salt, a couple of grinds of black pepper, and a scraping of nutmeg. Serve immediately.