Fingerling Potatoes on the Grill

I love this time of year. We’re right on the cusp of summer. This week we have experienced a surge of hot days that have necessitated the use of the sprinkler, water balloons, a generous allotment of limeade popsicles and of course, the grill!

I purchased some fingerling potatoes at the market earlier this week, and while I was looking forward to eating them with one of our dinners, I wasn’t looking forward to firing up the oven to roast them. Enter the grill!

This recipe is just a blank potato canvas. Alone, the way I prepared them, these potatoes are kind of like a steak fry. But you can add whatever you want:  Peppers, onions, asparagus, Old Bay, seasoning salt, garlic… the veggie and seasoning possibilities for this side dish are endless.

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Fingerling Potatoes on the Grill

Ingredients (Serves 4-5)

  • 1.5 pound bag of fingerling potatoes
  • 2-3 TBS of olive oil (enough to generously coat your potatoes)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Aluminum foil
  • A Grill!

Directions:

1. Depending on the size of your potatoes, you can halve them or quarter them lengthwise. In a large bowl, toss them with a generous drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.

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2. Tear off four squares of foil approx. 12″ x 12″ and place a small serving of the potatoes in each.

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3. Bring up the corners of your foil to form a nifty pyramid shape like so:

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4. Crimp all the seams to seal the pouch.

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Pop these pouches on the grill and set burners to medium or medium high (kind of depends on your grill) and leave them alone for 15 minutes. At 15 minutes, give them a little shake to move things around and prevent the potatoes from sticking to the pouch. At about 25 minutes, peek inside the pouch and give them a tenderness check with your fork. Our potatoes took 25-30 minutes. Note: If you don’t like cooking in/on foil (we do it so infrequently it doesn’t really trouble me much) you could always use a grill-friendly veggie tray for this, but the foil makes this super simple and easy to clean.

I suspect we’ll be doing a lot of veggies on the grill this summer. What are some of your favorite grilled veggie preparations?

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