Basic Grilled Potatoes

Grilled Potatoes - Mimi's Fit Foods

Yep!  I’m still grilling like a mad woman.  Ha, ha!  I just love how fast, easy, and delicious the grill can be.  We’ve been having burgers, pizza, chicken, steak, and lots of grilled sides too.  I realized I hadn’t ever posted Grilled Potatoes and that is a shame.  These are so easy and pair so well with many grilled main dishes.

The grill gives these a nice roasted and slightly smokey taste.  Seriously so yummy!  I love how the grilling helps to give the outsides a slightly crispy texture, but the insides are still soft (kind of like steak fries).  I like to make mine with a combination of red potatoes and Yukon Gold potatoes.  They come in nice portion sizes and are delicious.

You’ll see that I microwave my taters before I grill them.  This helps to expedite the grilling/cooking process.  It’s not necessary, but if you decide to nix the microwave you’ll want to grill your potatoes on a low heat (to avoid burning the surfaces) and it could take up to 30-45 minutes before they are soft.

I am giving you the basic variation of just salt and pepper.  However, we have added herbs and other seasonings (depending on what we’re eating alongside these babies) and have had fabulous success!

We love these at our house.  I’m betting you’ll love them at your house too!

Basic Grilled Potatoes

3 medium red potatoes
3 medium Yukon Gold potatoes
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

Scrub potatoes and slice into 1/4-inch slices.  Place in a large microwave-safe bowl.  Drizzle olive oil over potatoes and then sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Toss well so that each slice gets coated in olive oil.

Cover bowl (with lid or plastic wrap) and microwave for 2 minutes.  Remove, toss potatoes, and place back in the microwave (covered) for an additional 2-3 minutes or until almost completely fork-tender.  (You want them to be about 90% soft/tender.)

Meanwhile, preheat grill to a medium heat.  Place potatoes on grill and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes per side or until you have golden brown grill marks.

Serve Immediately.

Serves 6 (1 full medium potato per serving).

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Calories:  119
Protein:  2.7g
Carbs:  23.4g
Fat:  2.3g (0.3g = Sat.)
Fiber:  1.8g
Sugars:   0.9g

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