Grilled Rosemary Garlic Potatoes

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Grilled Rosemary Garlic Potatoes? Yes!

Looking for a new way to cook potatoes? Or maybe a side dish that you can throw on the grill for your next BBQ? Well, this is an awesome recipe for how to grill potatoes! I highly recommend you give it a try. They are a big hit every time I make them! Everyone will be asking, where did you get this recipe?! Trust me!

Cooking the garlic, rosemary, salt, and oil in a skillet produces an oil that is infused with flavor! This infused oil, and more than one application of it, really adds a great flavor to the potatoes.

Place a colander or strainer over a bowl, then pour the oil and solids into the strainer. Press out as much of the oil as you can. Then reserve all of the oil and 1 tablespoon of the solids.

Note that a plastic strainer may not be a good idea unless the oil mixture has cooled down a bit. I tend to use this strainer a lot in general because the holes are really nice and small. It is perfect for rice and quinoa! 😉 You don’t want all your ingredients falling out as well!

Microwaving the potatoes before they go on the grill helps them to cook up perfectly! The down side is I can’t use my favorite metal skewers – metal in the microwave is not a good idea. Fortunately, wooden skewers are pretty easy to come by and they don’t cost much.

You can soak wooden skewers in water for 15-30 minutes before use to prevent burning. I actually ran out of time to soak them this time and it still worked out fine though!

FYI – The reason you place the potatoes on a flat surface, then skewer them in that position is because they will cook more evenly if they can be mostly flat on the grill.

Even if the outsides get a little dark, the insides are creamy and delicious. One time I thought I had ruined them because they were darker than I wanted, but they were actually still really good. Everyone gobbled them right up!

A perfect side dish for grilled steak! Of course, these potatoes are great with chicken, burgers, and more too! They are so easy and so delicious!

Grilled Rosemary Garlic Potatoes

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 25mins | Cook Time: 15mins
Serves: 4-5

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 9 medium garlic cloves, minced (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 pounds small red potatoes, scrubbed
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped (optional)
  • 6 to 8 wooden skewers

Instructions

  1. Cut the potatoes in half. If they are larger than 2 inches in diameter, you may need to cut them into quarters. Place potato cut-side down on a surface and pierce through center with wooden skewer. Repeat until all potatoes are skewered.
  2. In a small skillet over medium heat, cook the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, and 1/2 tsp salt until sizzling, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until garlic is light blond, about 3 minutes. Then pour through fine-mesh strainer into small bowl; press on solids. Measure 1 Tbsp solids and 1 Tbsp of the infused oil into large bowl and set aside. Discard remaining solids, but reserve remaining oil.
  3. Place skewered potatoes in single layer on microwave-safe plate. Poke each potato several times with skewer or fork. Brush with 1 tablespoon of the reserved oil and season with salt. Microwave until potatoes offer slight resistance when pierced, about 8 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking time. Brush with remaining oil; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Preheat gas grill on high heat, then reduce heat to medium. Cook potatoes with lid down for about 4 minutes. Then cook the other side of the potatoes for about about 5-8 minutes longer, until easily pierced.
  5. Remove potatoes from skewers and put them in the large bowl with reserved garlic oil mixture. Add chives (if using) and toss until potatoes are coated. Serve immediately.

Recipe Credit: America's Test Kitchen

Comments & Reviews

  • Terri

    That sounds yummy. I want to try that. I wonder if that’s something we could partially do ahead of time and cook them on the grill when we are camping? or even in a foil packet in the coals of the campfire?

    • Melanie

      I’m intrigued. I wonder if it would work well after the microwave cooking to keep them in a cooler or something. You’ll have to be sure to let me know if you try it!

  • Renee

    These look amazing for our grill party next weekend. Thanks!

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