Grilled Red Potatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 15, 2010

Grilled Red Potatoes

For our 4th of July party, my MIL said she would be bring steaks. (Yes, please.)

Steaks rarely fit into the $5 Dinners budget, so I was ecstatic that she would be bringing some to grill.  I thought I’d grill some red potatoes to go with the steaks…but I was concerned with how long it would take to grill them. I discovered a method that would work perfectly.

Fire up the grill and let it get toasty warm.

We want to hear a sizzle when we put down the steaks/sausages/chicken, and the potatoes.

 

Time Saving Trick: Poke a hole into each potato and microwave to cook through faster than boiling. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, 6 potatoes at a time. Cooking time might vary based on how thick potatoes are. Cook until softened.

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Grilled Red Potatoes

Yield – Makes 2-3 per person.

Preparation Time – 45 minutes

Cooking Time – 30 minutes boiling, 10 minutes grilling

Ingredients

  • 8 to 12 red or gold potatoes
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Boil the red potatoes whole in a large pot of water for 25-30 minutes.
  • After the potatoes have cooked through while boiling, set them out onto a kitchen towel and let them sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • After the potatoes have cooled down some, take the kitchen towel and put it over the potato and gently press down, cracking the skin…but not so hard that the potato falls out!  Place in a pyrex dish.  Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Grill the pressed red potatoes (alongside the meats) for 5-6 minutes per side.
  • Serve with grilled steak or sausage or chicken!

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Donna B. July 15, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Instead of boiling, I cook mine in the microwave. They come out firmer in texture (because they don’t absorb all that water).

I also microwave my potatoes when making mashed potatoes :)

Added bonus – it doesn’t heat up the kitchen as much.

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Kara July 15, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Yummy!! I have some red potatoes from my aunt’s garden that I’m planning on fixing tomorrow night with grilled chicken and didn’t know how I was going to fix them. Bingo!!! Thank you!!

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wanda July 16, 2010 at 8:27 am

DELICIOUS!!! I LOVE THEM~~~

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fairydust July 16, 2010 at 10:13 am

So how did these taste after grilling? I know, there’s really no such thing as a bad potato, but I’m just curious what extra flavor the grill may have imparted…?

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