Smashed BBQ potatoes – yes, it’s time to fire up the barbeque and get cooking. I’ve never really been a barbeque person – don’t get me wrong, I love to eat most items that come off the grill, yet I haven’t ventured out to cooking with it. Well, one of my goals this summer is to fire up the propane a little more often.
Let’s get cooking!
- 2-3 pounds of mini potatoes
- about 3 tablespoons of canola oil
- tablespoon of steak spice
- teaspoon of garlic
First, sort out your potatoes, score them and then wash and dry them. Most bags will say the potatoes, especially these mini ones, are pre-washed, yet I still wash them.
Last year I didn’t wash a bag and ended up with dirt in my teeth. Total yuck. Luckily it wasn’t when we had company over (that would have been so embarrassing!). So, word from the wise, wash up.
Next, put the potatoes in a large bowl and mix with the oil, spice, and garlic.
Place a wire BBQ basket on top of a baking sheet and dump all the potatoes inside.
Then, put just the basket on the grill – medium to low heat.
Cook for 22-30 minutes, shaking the basket once or twice.
Then, using a fork, smash them on a plate and eat up.
These smashed BBQ potatoes are so good. Top with some fresh herbs, melted butter, or eat them as is – they’re delicious either way.
I love the ones from the bottom of the basket – they have the rich char flavour that you associate with summertime relaxation. Eat up and enjoy.
See that potato right in the middle – it has just a bit of char, so good. I call that one!
Thanks for visiting and I hope you get the chance to fire up your grill, too.