Grilled Potatoes | Perfect BBQ Side Dish

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Here’s what we made instead of a potato salad to go with our BBQ – Grilled Baby Potatoes with Thyme! Easy and simple to make, but with a bit of a difference. Simply skewer the par-boiled potatoes and put them on the grill next to whatever else you’re barbequing. Potatoes will warm through, char on the outside and get that lovely smoky bbq aroma. These are great with spicy mayo or bbq dip!

One of the most annoying thing for me when we are cooking something on a BBQ grill is missing out on all the fun outside. Whilst Seb is cooking burgers, skewers and all the over delicious BBQ bits, soaking up all the BBQ smoke, I tend to run back and forth to the kitchen to check on the potato wedges cooking in the oven. This simple Grilled Baby Potato Recipe is absolutely wonderful, as you can prepare them in advance and then cook them on the grill outside!

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This is a 3 ingredient recipe! All you need is potatoes, some oil and dried herbs. The one thing I would note is that the success of your grilled potatoes depends very highly on the type of potato itself. It is important to choose a firm, non-floury potato type that will not fall off the skewer when cooked. We find that Charlotte, Jersey Royals and generic Baby Potatoes you buy in British supermarkets work very well. Just go for a waxy potato type, not too large in size.

Parboiling the potatoes is crucial. Potatoes need to be about 2 minutes away from being completely cooked when you drain them. They will finish cooking on the grill. You can do a lot to the potato and cook it this way! Try adding a tsp of chilli paste of your choice (we tried them with harissa) together with oil and some herbs. Or try brushing potatoes with bbq sauce every time you turn them on the grill for a lovely charred glaze.


How to Make Grilled Baby Potato Side Dish for your BBQ Party?

Parboil the potatoes in salted water. Drain them about 2-3 minutes before they are fully cooked through. They need to be literally on the verge of being cooked.

Place the potatoes in an airtight container and pour in the oil, add thyme and salt and mix to distribute. Cover with a lid and leave in the fridge for at least an hour, or up to 24 hours.

When your BBQ is hot, thread the potatoes onto metal skewers (Don’t use wooden skewers as they are likely to set on fire on the grill). Place the skewers on the grill and cook for 20- 30 minutes, turning frequently, until potatoes are cooked through and charred to your liking.


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Grilled Baby Potatoes | Perfect BBQ Side Dish

Here's what we made instead of a potato salad to go with our BBQ – Grilled Baby Potatoes with Thyme! Easy and simple to make, but with a bit of a difference. Simply skewer the par-boiled potatoes and put them on the grill next to whatever else you're barbequing. Potatoes will warm through, char on the outside and get that lovely smoky bbq aroma. These are great with spicy mayo or bbq dip!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, British
Servings 4 as a side dish
Calories 128 kcal

Equipment

  • 3-4 metal skewers

Ingredients
 
 

  • 500 g baby potatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • salt & pepper

Instructions
 

  • Parboil the potatoes in salted water. Drain them about 2-3 minutes before they are fully cooked through. They need to be literally on the verge of being cooked.
  • Place the potatoes in an airtight container and pour in the oil, add thyme and salt and mix to distribute. Cover with a lid and leave in the fridge for at least an hour, or up to 24 hours.
  • When your BBQ is hot, thread the potatoes onto metal skewers (Don’t use wooden skewers as they are likely to set on fire on a grill). Place the skewers on the grill and cook for 20- 30 minutes, turning frequently, until potatoes are cooked through and charred to your liking.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 528mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 12IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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