So I’ve made oven-baked fries for you before, which I make all the time and love, but sometimes those can be slightly time consuming and in the summer, turning on the oven can really heat up the house. These are little potato wedge/fry things that are perfect for hot weather because you can just pop these guys on the grill while your cooking up some burgers, chicken, hot dogs, whatever!
The only prep work you really need for these is to boil them just to get them cooked through a bit. Seasoning is a must, too! I like my wedges packed with flavors so I really load on the spices and seasonings. You can, of course, season to your own taste, but the recipe below shows my suggestions on what I used to make mine.
These are super easy and a perfect side for any dish. A nice thing about these wedges are that you don’t have to do everything altogether at the same time. I boiled the potatoes and rinsed them ahead of time and right before I put them on the grill, I cut them into wedges and seasoned them.
Making these made me feel like I was in the middle of summer. This 80 degree weather in Chicago is totally throwing me off on times and dates!
Grilled Potato Wedges
4 red potatoes
1/2 Tablespoon onion powder
1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder
1 1/2 Tablespoons spice mix
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne red pepper
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
2 Tablespoons olive oil (or any other type of oil)
- Wash potatoes and place in pot. Fill pot with just enough water to cover potatoes, salt the water, and boil on medium-high heat with lid on. Once water is at a high boil (or when you see water coming out the top-you really don’t want to get to this point, though), tilt the lid on pot so it’s a little open and continue cooking for 15 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
- Cut potatoes into wedges and place in a large bowl. Place one Tablespoon olive oil and coat wedges. Season with desired spices and seasonings. Place wedges in a foil pan that has been greased with remaining oil and place on grill on medium-high heat. Check and flip every 5 minutes or so. Keep cooking for about minutes or until desired doneness.