Even though it seems as easy as placing potatoes on the grill and letting them do their thing, you might find that making the perfect grilled potatoes is harder than you think. You have to make sure that your potatoes are cooked on the inside without burning on the outside.
But don’t worry, if you follow this simple recipe, you will get crispy, golden nuggets of heaven with a delicate smoky flavor. You should try them with Glenda’s Cube Steak Recipe!
Are Grilled Potatoes Healthy?
Compared to their deep-fried counterparts, grilled potatoes are definitely the healthier option. Potatoes contain high concentrations of fiber and magnesium and micro levels of sodium.
Furthermore, these grilled potatoes are coated in a mere two tablespoons of heart-healthy olive oil. The potatoes are also infused with rosemary, which is a wellspring of anti-inflammatory composites and antioxidants.
What’s The Best Type Of Potato For Grilling
Essentially, you can grill any type of potato. However, it is important to know which types of potatoes are better at being grilled and which types wouldn’t do as well on the grill.
For example, Russet and Idaho potatoes are rich in starch and contain minimal amounts of moisture. These types of potatoes yield mealy, fluffy, and absorbent potatoes when cooked. Therefore, Idaho and Russet are ideal for fries, baked potatoes, or mashed potatoes.
Idaho and Russet potatoes crumble as they start boiling so they are suitable for grilling or roasting.
New potatoes and Fingerling potatoes have very thin skins which means these potatoes are waxy and contain relatively small amounts of starch while having high quantities of water.
The high-water content prevents the potatoes from absorbing additional moisture during the cooking process and gives the potatoes a creamier texture.
New and Fingerling potatoes will not crumble if they are baked. However, they are not compatible with frying. Their use should be limited to stews, soups, scalloped potatoes, gratins, potato salads, and roasting.
Yukon gold, white, and red potatoes are considered all-purpose potatoes as they can be used in most dishes. Although Yukon gold potatoes can be used in most recipes, they do have a tendency to be over-mashed if you are using them for mashed potatoes.
Ultimately, the ideal potatoes for grilling have thin and waxy skins. Although red potatoes and new potatoes would work perfectly fine with this grilled potato recipe, I prefer Yukon gold potatoes. They cook in no time and retain their shape and buttery texture.
How To Cut Potatoes For Grilled Potatoes
Yukon Gold potatoes are small enough to slice in half. However, if your potatoes are larger or you want smaller potatoes, you can always cut them into quarters.
Should I Boil Potatoes Before Grilling Them?
Although some grilled potato recipes suggest parboiling the potatoes, I opted not to. Yukon gold potatoes cook quickly, so there is no need to worry about the inside of the potato being raw and the outside of the potato being burned.
In addition to this, because the grill’s lid is closed during the cooking process, steam is generated, which allows the potatoes to cook quickly and evenly.
Tips For Making Grilled Potatoes
Although I prefer to cut the potatoes in half lengthwise, you can cut them into smaller pieces, allowing you to create crispier grilled potatoes.
You should clean your grill before roasting your potatoes. Previous grime on the grill can get stuck to the roasting pan and be hard to remove.
Once you have your grill ready, heat it to medium-high heat.
How To Store Grilled Potatoes
You can refrigerate or even freeze grilled potatoes. However, I wouldn’t recommend freezing potatoes as their texture can be drastically altered to an unpleasant mealy potato.
To store potatoes in the fridge, place them into an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
If you still want to freeze your potatoes, place them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze them overnight. Transfer the frozen grilled potatoes to a resealable, freezer-safe bag or container and freeze them for up to 5 months.
While you can reheat grilled potatoes in the microwave, they will be unpleasant and soggy. The best way to reheat grilled potatoes is by heating them in the oven at 350°F / 175°C for 20 minutes until they are heated through. The best part is that you can reheat frozen grilled potatoes without having to defrost them first.
How Long To Grill Potatoes?
The grilling time of potatoes depends on the size of your potatoes. On average, whole potatoes or potatoes that were cut in half will take approximately 25-30 minutes.
How To Make Oven Roasted Potatoes
Sure, simply cut the potatoes and place them onto a baking sheet.
Add salt, pepper, and rosemary leaves and cook them in a 425°F / 220°C oven for 15-20 minutes until tender and crispy on the outside.
Grilled Potato Variations
Although this grilled potato recipe is perfectly delicious, there are a few ways you can spice it up with anything you feel up for;
- Garlic and herbs
- Sweet potatoes
Roasted Grilled Potato Ingredients
Potatoes: Potatoes are the star of this show. I used Yukon gold potatoes since they grill quickly, but feel free to use your preferred choice.
Olive Oil: Olive oil is an essential ingredient in this recipe. Not only does it add flavor, but it makes sure the potatoes develop a golden brown crispy exterior.
Salt and Pepper: Salt and pepper give the potatoes some much-needed flavor.
Paprika: Paprika adds a delicate earthy, sweet, and peppery flavor to the potatoes.
Rosemary: Rosemary infuses the potatoes with an earthy and peppery flavor. Rosemary is the herb of choice here but you’re free to use any herbs you have on hand.
How to make the perfect Roasted Potatoes on the Grill?
Perfectly golden and crispy roast potatoes are literally a few minutes away with this easy recipe. Just bring your grill up to a temperature of 375°F to 400°F (190°C to 205°C) and cut your potatoes into halves or quarters.
Pour olive oil all over the potatoes and add salt, paprika, and pepper on top. Toss the potatoes and place on the grill using a covered roasting pan. Once the potatoes are golden and crispy, serve them up!
To store your leftover potatoes, if there are any, just place them in an air-tight container and refrigerate them for 5 days. Reheat in the oven or the grill, and enjoy!
Can I put potatoes directly on the grill?
Yes, you can, but you may need to keep your eye on them at all times. You will also have to slice your potatoes thinly as that will help them cook faster without burning the outside. If you plan on directly grilling your potatoes, you could also parboil them for 5-7 minutes.
Must the Potatoes be soaked before grilling?
Usually, recipes tell you to soak your potatoes to get rid of any extra starch so they end up crispy. In this recipe, we are using a low-starch potato that does not require any soaking beforehand. If you are using a high or medium starch potato, you could soak the cut potatoes if you wanted to.
What can I serve roasted potatoes with?
Roasted potatoes are very versatile and can elevate any main dish easily. You can serve these roasted potatoes with steak, roasted beef, pork tenderloin, salmon, beef brisket, or chicken parmesan. You can serve these potatoes with stews, soups, or even a cold beer.
What are the best sauces or dips that I can serve with roasted potatoes?
My favorite is either a Ranch dip or a homemade sour cream and chives dip. You can also serve these potatoes with a peanut sauce, a Vietnamese sauce, a creamy blue cheese buffalo sauce, or a tangy pineapple and lime dipping sauce. The point is, any sauce you like, will pair well with these potatoes.
More Delicious Potatoes Recipe
Roasted Potatoes on the Grill
- 1 kg Yukon Gold potatoes, washed, cut in half lengthwise
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Black pepper
- 5 sprigs fresh Rosemary
- Preheat your grill to a temperature between 375°F and 400°F and let it reach medium-high heat.
- Arrange the potatoes in a roasting pan and pour olive oil all over them. Sprinkle on the salt, paprika, and pepper.
- Place the sprigs of rosemary between the potatoes and place the roasting pan on the grill. Close the lid of the grill.
- Cook the potatoes for 15 minutes, until they develop a rich golden color. q
- If the potatoes are not golden, cook them for an additional 3-5 minutes.
- Turn the potatoes over, close the lid, and cook them for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
- Serve and enjoy!