Ash-Roasted Batatas with Lime-Cumin Butter

60 mins (prep 35)
6 ingredients
makes 4 servings
Often called a boniato, a batata is what most of the world knows as a sweet potato. White-fleshed and drier than typical orange, moist-fleshed varieties, the tuber has a delicate, slightly sweet flavor reminiscent of chestnuts. We like to serve them with a flavorful compound butter.

Categories:  central~south-american , on-a-budget , vegetable ,
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  • 4 medium batatas (about 2 lb total), rinsed and dried
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds, toasted and cooled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • special equipment: 12-inch-wide heavy-duty foil; a chimney starter and a charcoal grill (or see cooks' note, below); long metal tongs


Serving Size (3.65 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 10.02 Calories from Fat 5.04
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.56g 3.44%
Saturated Fat 0.04g 0.84%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 149.54mg 24.92%
Total Carbohydrate 1.29g 1.72%
Dietary Fiber 0.34 g 5.39%
Sugars 0.06 g %
Protein 0.47g 3.77%
Vitamin A 32.98IU% Vitamin C 0.19mg%
Calcium 24.4mg% Iron 1.67mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh lime juice, chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, a, special equipment