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Potatoes on the Grill. Help.


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Potatoes on the Grill. Help.

VikingKvinna | May 29, 2010 05:51 PM

OK, so like many families, we like to grill hot dogs, chicken and burgers in the summer. The problem is side dishes; my kids aren't big fans of mac or potato salad, I don't like to feed them too many greasy chips, and although we do grill veggie skewers or slices, I want something more substantial. So my go-to starch side is grilled potatoes of some variety, but I have yet to find a recipe that we really like. Here's the problem(s):

1. If they're not parcooked, they take for-freakin'-ever, no matter how small I cube them.

2. If I slice or wedge potatoes (parcooked or not) and put them directly on the grill, it's awfully fussy to fiddle with and turn them all.

3. if I foil-packet them, they steam rather than *grill* or roast. Even if they taste good, they still seem kind of anemic and bland. Tonight I made some with EVOO, parmesan, fresh thyme and fresh oregano, and the flavor was awesome. But texture wise it was like eating boiled cafeteria potatoes.

I almost always end up using the copious leftovers for home fries or a frittata the next day.

Any tips/hints/recipes for kick-ass potatoes on the grill? I'm at the point where I almost want to fire up the oven and make roasted potato wedges, but that kind of defeats the purpose, you know?

Thanks in advance!

ETA: it's a charcoal grill if that makes any difference!

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