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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Potatoes on the Grill

We have a natural gas grill which is similar to a propane grill or more commonly called a barbeque. It is used year round but more so in the summer and not just for grilling. The neat thing about this type of grill is it can essentially be used much the same as an oven because the temperature can be controlled easily. A charcoal grill can be used as an oven as well but takes a bit more tinkering.

Before & After

When the weather turns hot and muggy cooking outdoors is a wonderful way to keep the heat out of the house. Baked potatoes go nicely with so many grilled meats. There's no need to turn on the oven or resort to using a microwave oven. Potatoes prepared on the grill are oh so tasty and easy to make. Be sure to allow for the longer cooking time when pairing with meats that have shorter grilling times.

Method: Wash as many medium sized whole potatoes as desired. Place in a foil baking pan. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the potatoes. Sprinkle on Montreal Steak Seasoning. Lightly shake the pan to ensure the potatoes are well covered. Add one sliced onion on top. Cover tightly with tin foil. Place on indirect heat on the grill. Cooking time is about 40 minutes, medium hot.

Dinner

Spareribs cooked long and slow are a long time family favourite. Not only are the lip smacking tasty, they are a good summer budget stretcher. Pictured is spareribs served with potatoes baked on the grill, home canned Old Fashioned Vermont beans and sweet peas. The potatoes are topped with my favourite sour cream. A interesting thing about the sour cream is this has always been my favourite topping for baked potatoes usually with a bit of chives but recently I have been enjoying baked potatoes with just a little (about a tsp) butter and sea salt.

Potatoes baked on the grill are a wonderful side for spareribs. Cooked as above they come out with light and fluffy insides while the skins are lightly seasoned. In a lot of ways they are even tastier than actual baked potatoes even though the skin doesn't get slightly crispy. This is an ideal way to cook a large amount of potatoes as well.


1 food lovers commented:

Arika said...

yummy that looks so delicious!