Sunday, June 26, 2011

Easiest Grilled Potatoes Ever

We are now beginning our second summer without air conditioning. While this isn't too big of a deal in Oregon, it's also the second summer that we swore we would get AC. Because the temperature in our house routinely reaches the high 70s in the late afternoon, I've resorted to cooking on the grill more evenings than not.

Tonight I made grilled potatoes that tasted so good. Even better than that, though, is that they were ridiculously easy. I'd never grilled potatoes directly on the grill before, and they still turned out amazing. I don't know that I would call this a recipe, because it's so easy, but here is what I did:

Easiest Grilled Potatoes Ever
-Any kind of potatoes (I used the smaller ones that came in the five pound bag, but bigger baking potatoes would work best)
-1/4 stick of melted butter
-Paula Deen's house seasoning (1 cup salt, 1/4 cup garlic powder, 1/4 cup pepper)
I didn't need all of the seasoning that her recipe calls for, so I only made a quarter of what she called for: 1/4 cup salt, 1 tablespoon pepper, 1 tablespoon garlic powder. Slice the potatoes into 1/2 - 3/4 inch pieces. Boil them for about five minutes (please ignore my dirty stove).
Spray the grill with nonstick spray (FYI, you should do this before turning the grill on). Put the potato slices on the grill and brush them with butter, then sprinkle with the seasoning blend. Let them get brown on the bottom (this will happen much faster if you close the lid on the grill) and then turn them.
Apply butter and seasoning to the other side. I turned them a couple times and reapplied the seasoning and butter each time, so that the potatoes would get extra crispy. Once both sides are dark and crisp, remove them from the grill and enjoy!


  1. mmmmm! Elissa Brown just made these for dinner with us last night. They were delicious. Except she used olive oil instead of butter, and it was still great!!
    Thanks for the great recipe Mom on a Mission :)

  2. I'm glad y'all liked them! I made a kabob version the next night with olive oil. I think I just love potatoes!