Jun 24 2016
It’s no secret that hot summer days are perfect for grilling. And it’s also no secret that on those days, I try to take everything out to the barbecue. Meats, starches, sides, it all goes on the grill. But what do you do when you just know potato wedges would be a perfect starch to accompany your meal, but you still don’t want to turn on your oven? Well, I just solved your problem. It’s one I’ve had for years and I typically just settle on another starch, usually baked potatoes.
But grilled potato wedges are possible, and they’re so, so easy. What’s even better? They take a fraction of the time to cook. Instead of the usual 45 minutes in the oven, we’re talkin just over 10 minutes!
- 4 – 5 medium russet or Yukon gold potatoes, sliced into wedges $1.05
- 3 tablespoons olive oil (plus more for the grill) $0.18
- 1 tablespoon cumin $0.75
- 1 tablespoon paprika $0.48
- Salt $0.01
- Pepper $0.01
Total cost $2.48
Cost per serving $0.62
1.) Preheat a grill on both sides to about 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Close the lid so that the grates can get really hot.
2.) Place the potato wedges into a large bowl, add the olive oil and seasonings, and toss to thoroughly combine.
3.) Turn off the flame on one side of the grill. Place the wedges on the hot side of the grill (the side with the flame) and grill for 2-3 minutes on each side.
4.) Move the potato wedges over to the cold side of the grill (the side with no flame.) Close the lid and grill for another 10 minutes, until the wedges have softened and are completely cooked through.
5.) Serve and enjoy!