Monday, August 2, 2010

Grilled Garlic Rosemary Red Potatoes

Have I told you how much I love our CSA? Well, I am going to say it again. I LOVE our CSA. Not only do we receive our share of organic, local produce every Tuesday from May through November, but once a month they invite the members to the farm for free extra produce. The farm is about 45 minutes away, but it is so beautiful there that we try to go to as many 'farm days' as possible. And we usually come home with a week's worth of organic produce or maybe more, so the trip is usually worthwhile.

On a recent trip, we were allowed to dig for potatoes. The kids thought that was fun, but mom probably had more fun.

We came home with 2 meals worth of baby red potatoes. Normally, I would roast baby potatoes, but I'm not turning the oven on in 95 degree heat, so I grilled them.

I used this handy grill pan. I really liked how the potatoes turned out with the grill pan. They were nice and crispy, just how we like potatoes.

I would never tell you to go buy a new pan, so I tried the potatoes the second time using a foil pack. They turned out good as well, but the grill pan made them better. I found with the foil pack that some of the potatoes didn't get as crispy.

Grilled Garlic Rosemary Red Potatoes
  • baby or new potatoes - as many as you need, I grilled enough for my family of 4
  • olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped, fresh rosemary - from my garden
  • 1 tsp salt

1. Cut potatoes into bite sized pieces.

2. Cook the potatoes in boiling water on the stove top until softened.

3. Drain the potatoes.

4. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, rosemary, garlic.

5. Place in grill pan. Set the grill to high and carefully set pan in a grill.

6. Grill 8 minutes. Stir. Grill another 8 minutes or until your desired crispiness.

7. If using a foil packet, after you drizzle with the oil and seasonings, place potatoes in foil. Fold up the 2 long sides and fold up the ends. Like the picture. Place in a grill at high. Grill 8 minutes. Flip the packet. Grill another 8 minutes or until your desired crispiness.

8. Enjoy!

The potatoes in the picture are from the grill pan. Don't they look yummy? I served them with Grilled Lime Chicken with Mango Red Pepper Salsa and some homegrown grape tomatoes tossed with feta.

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  1. I DO have one of these pans so I will try the potatoes! Have tried to cut potatoes out of our diet but these look too yummy to pass up!

  2. great recipe for the grill, I've been wanting to venture out & cook more than just meat on the grill this year LOL & I so am going to try the chicken & mango salsa over in your recipe section!

  3. We've been trying to do more grilling things. Need to try this one...

    Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!!

  4. I used to looooove to dig for potatoes at my aunt's house. It was sooo much fun!!

    I'll have to try these potatoes. They sound fabulous and I think my Hubby has a grill pan. I try to make a lot on the grill in the summer because the oven heats up my whole house. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Those are all ingredients I love!

  6. Foil Packs would be easier (since I don't have a pan), to be sure, but I think it would be more fun to get one of those pans! That is really cool. I love that you are doing this grill theme because I have so much to learn. Thanks for this recipe. :)

  7. Oooh, I never even though of doing this. My CSA gave us purple potatoes this week! Loads of them! I wonder how they would taste done up like this? I think I will have to check it out!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. I have a grilled potato recipe as well so I decided to link it up to your party. thanks for hosting and I posted your badge in my sidebar.


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