Grill Potatoes with Garlic and Shallots

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The other morning before I went to work, I was trolling Facebook, and I saw a post, Grilled Potatoes, and it immediately got my attention.  I refuse to turn the oven on in the summer unless we’re having a cold spell.  Seriously, one time my daughter asked my mother if she could have French Fries, because Mommy won’t turn the oven on in the summertime (thanks sweetie!) and I don’t own a fryer…… so, after that little incident, I started heating up French Fries on the grill when I cooked out, this way she could still have fries, without using oil and not heat the house up.

Hey it works. Everyone’s happy, daughter has fries and my mother doesn’t hear I’m depriving my child of junk food!!

Sooooooo, when I hear grilled potatoes, with garlic and butter, I think I’m in heaven, grill food is healthy(yes), who doesn’t love butter(yes, yes), garlicy, smoky and brown potatoes(yes,yes and yes) win win win!  First instructions, preheat your oven to 425………totally deflated.

However, inspiration struck. Ummmm if I make a foil pack for the grill, with the potatoes, garlic and shallot with a little butter and olive oil, precook them as she did in the oven, then put them in a grill pan to brown up and add smoky flavor, that will work, right??  On yes it did..

OH MY STARS they were good and since they’re grill, I’m calling them healthy!!!!!!!!!

One good part about this recipe is you can put them on the grill and let them soften while you’re getting the rest of the dinner together, flip them once, pop them on a grill pan, leave them alone, let them brown, then flip them once done!

It’s simple, doesn’t require a lot of babysitting, super super super tasty!

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I got some fresh potatoes, straight out of my parents garden (so good), a shallot and garlic.  Dice your potatoes, leave on the skin, dice the shallot and garlic

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I double wrapped them in regular foil, if you have heavy duty foil, you can probably get away with one piece.  My grill was preheated to 350-375 and I let them cook for about 20 minutes on one side, then flipped them and let them cook about 10 minutes.  Poured them into a grill pan and this is important, leave them alone for 5 to 10 minutes, until the start to brown, then flip once and let them cook on the other for another 5 to 10 minutes, until that side is brown.

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5 to 6 medium red potatoes or whatever you have, diced

2 TBSP olive oil

2 TBSP butter

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 shallot chopped, if you don’t have a shallot, a small onion will work just fine, use what you have

salt & pepper

Preheat grill to 350-375. Put your potatoes on foil, top with shallot/onion, garlic, oil, butter, salt and pepper. (If you use 2 pieces of foil, do one piece one way and the other the other way, to seal up the seam really good, may a T out of your foil) Put on the grill and grill 20 minutes, then flip, cook another 10 minutes.  Carefully remove your pack from the grill, open it and put on your grill pan.  If you don’t have a grill pan, if you had and old cookie sheet that would fit on your grill, I think that would work, grill for 5 to 10 minutes until they brown on one side, then flip and grill on the other side. Don’t move them until they start to brown, or you won’t get crispy taters!

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