Cut the sweet potato in 1 inch thick rounds. Grill on both sides until almost cooked through (a knife should encounter a little bit of resistance when poked through), about 15 minutes. Lightly glaze with maple syrup, and smother with cooked / chopped bacon.
Sweet potatoes are elongated with tapered ends. They have a smooth, thin, edible skin that can be white, yellow, red, purple or even brown. The flesh colours can be white to yellow, orange, or orange-red.
Sweet potatoes can be categorized as firm or soft. Firm are white to yellow varieties which remain firm when cooked. Varieties that are considered to be soft are moist and soft when cooked. They fluff up when mashed. These are the red, purple and brown varieties.
The orange fleshed sweet potatoes are sweeter that the firm white fleshed sweet potatoes.