Have you ever tried making French Fries on the grill? If not you need to like now. It is such a simple, quick and easy way to make this delicious side dish. Not to mention very healthy too because they are not deep fried.
What these Grilled potatoes are:
- Delicious! Crisp on the outside, smooth and creamy on the inside.
- Very flavorful and adaptable to all kinds of spices and flavors.
- The potato when cooked in a healthy manner is a high in vitamin C and a good source of potassium and fiber. To read more about the potato please read: Potatoes 101
- When eaten responsibly and mindfully the potato can be included in a low carb lifestyle.
- Meant to be eaten with regard to portion control as these are starchy and filling. Combine Grilled Potato wedges with a balanced meal that includes a lean protein source such as my: Grilled Turkey Meatloaf or Grilled Lemon Garlic Chicken and a healthy serving of Veggies.
What these are not:
- Unhealthy, fried, fatty “French Fries” Yay!
Grilled Potato Wedge French Fries
Makes as many as you want it to, figure about 2 ounces per person
- I always leave the skins on my potatoes for the extra nutrients and flavor.
- 1-2 lbs Potatoes: Potato varieties include but not limited to: Red skinned New Potato, Russet, Yukon Gold and Garnet Yams aka “Sweet Potatoes”
- Olive Oil or Canola Oil (you can use a flavored or non flavored olive oil, I like garlic oil)
- plain Sea Salt or Garlic Sea Salt to taste
- Cracked Black Pepper
Pre heat your grill to medium high. Clean and scrub potatoes. Cut into 1 1/2 inch wedges, keeping all pieces a consistent thickness and shape so they cook evenly. In a large bowl, toss and coat potato wedges with enough olive oil so they glisten. Sprinkle on some salt, pepper and any other additional seasonings or sauces, see below. Combine well with your hands. Grill until marked and centers are soft, about 8 to 10 minutes each side, flipping once. (If potatoes stick to grill let them cook a few more minutes before flipping.) Reduce the heat on your grill if you feel they are going to burn.
- Spice it up. You can add additional dried seasonings for color and flavor. Suggestions include but not limited to: Tumeric, Thyme, Rosemary, Oregano, Paprika, Hot Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Cumin, Curry Powder, Chili seasoning
- Make ’em hot & spicy. Coat your wedges in your favorite hot sauce.
- Make ’em Sweet. Maple Syrup is a great way to enhance the flavor of any potato. Brush your fries with some Maple Syrup while grilling.
- Another flavor twist, add balsamic vinegar to bowl when coating.
Refrigerate and reheat for another meal. Put your grilled French fries in a single layer on a piece of foil and set your oven or toaster oven to a low broil setting. Keep and eye on them so they don’t burn. It should only take a few minutes to re-heat and get some crispiness back. You can flip potato wedges while re-heating to get both sides crispy.
French Fry Recipe Links
- Baked French Fries with Sea Salt, Pepper and Parsley What We Love Most
- Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Herbed Olive Oil MarlaMeridith.com
- Cajun French Fries Picky Palate
- Easy French Fries Willow Bird Baking
- Eggplant Fries Use Real Butter
13 thoughts on “Grilled Potato Wedge French Fries”
Great idea, I always cook these in the oven, and at least once a week, I never thought of the grill, I love it!
I love roasting to make french fries but have never tried grilling! I love those dark grill marks on the fries – makes me want one now! 😉
I looove grilled potatoes! But I also add a crumble or two of feta cheese. 🙂
I love roasted potatoes but never had grilled ones. What a great idea! will through some on the grill next time. Thanks Marla
Gosh, these look fantastic. I don’t even *love* potatoes, but when they are roasted or grilled with some crispness to them I just swoon….
I haven’t grilled potato fries before, but great idea. Bet any leftovers would be the next morning as hash browns!
Jeanette, oh yes that is a great idea. Served up with some eggs & maple syrup they would be fabulous!
I’ve always loved thick grilled potato wedges! The best part are the caramelized bits that form around the grill marks, yum.
Sylvie, oh yes! Those caramelized bits are always the best part. I get to them before anyone else can 😉
Ooo….great idea! Hmm, might need to get the hubby firing up the grill!
I love grilled potatoes… or really grilled anything in the summer!
Love this idea, Marla.