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Unbelievably Crispy Grilled Potatoes (No Foil)


Unbelievably crispy grilled potatoes with no foil! Sharing a simple method to make the crispiest grilled potatoes you’ve ver had + how to meal prep grilled potatoes! Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and meal prep friendly.

From Instant Pot baby potatoes, to crockpot potatoes, there are endless ways to cook up this crowd-pleasing side dish!

close up of crispy grilled potatoes on plate

Most grilled potato recipes involve aluminum foil packets, but we prefer to stay away from foil for both health and environmental reasons (read more on that here).

Not only is this recipe foil-free, but the potatoes obtainunbelievably crispy on the outside, but stay soft and tender on the inside – thanks to our secret two-step method! Best of all, these crispy grilled potatoes taste so similar to crispy potato wedges, but use very small oil!

Reasons you’ll love this recipe

  • crispy, salty, and tender – they are exactly irresistible and taste just like potato wedges!
  • there’s no disposable aluminum foil needed
  • you can meal prep them to make them even easier to prep through the week

ingredient notes

  • oil – we used extra virgin olive oil for this recipe, but another great oil option for grilling at high heat is avocado oil (it has a high smoke point!)
  • potatoes– we’ve used baby potatoes here, but this recipe also works great with red potatoes (quarterd). Make sure you cut the potatoes into even-sized pieces so they cook through at the same time.

step by step directions

boiling potatoes for grilled potato recipes

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and simmer for 12-15 minutes, until a fork inserts easily.

Drain potatoes, rinse under cold water and let them sit for a few minutes until they are cool enough to cope with.

potatoes cooked and cut in half before grilling the grilled red potatoes

Pre-heat grill to high (500°F). Slice potatoes in half. Toss in olive oil, salt, and pepper.

how to grill potatoes- tossing potatoes in olive oil before grilling

Place cut side down on the grill (either on a grilling plate or directly on the grill), and turn down the grill to medium-high. Cook for 2-3 minutes with the lid down, before checking. Potatoes are alert to flip when they are golden and crispy.

Cook for another 5-10 minutes, turning as needed until all potatoes are golden and crispy.

Tip – we used a vegetable grilling plate similar to this one to ensure that the potatoes don’t stick to the BBQ grills (and it makes removing them easier)!

how to cook potatoes on the grill- grilling on a vegetable grilling plate

Tips To Save Time

Wondering if the boiling step is really necessary? Yes, it is! Your grilled potatoes will turn out buttery soft in the middle if you take the time to boil them, resulting in the great texture (crispy on the outside, soft on the inside)!

With that said, we’re all about saving time! So, how can we cut down on the steps in this recipe?

  1. Boil a large batch of potatoes at the commence of the week.
  2. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days, cutting, tossing in oil, and grilling as needed. This takes a 45 minute recipe and makes it 15-20 minutes for weeknights. YES.

FAQ

What kind of potatoes can I use for this recipe?

We’ve tested with baby potatoes and red potatoes (quartered). The baby potatoes turn out crispier, but the red potatoes were still very enjoyable as well.

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serve them with

We like to serve these crispy grilled potatoes with:

grilled potatoes in white bowl

You can meal prep these crispy grilled potatoes by boiling the potatoes ahead, storing the fridge, then grilling them when you’re alert to enjoy!

  1. Store boiled & cooled potatoes in a 6 cup meal prep container for up to 4 days.
  2. Cut in half, toss in olive oil, salt and pepper, and grill as directed above.

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Unbelievably crispy grilled potatoes with no foil! Sharing a simple method to make the crispiest grilled potatoes you’ve ever had + how to meal prep grilled potatoes! Dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and meal prep friendly.

  • Boil – Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and simmer for 12-15 minutes, until a fork inserts easily.Drain potatoes, rinse under cold water and let them sit for a few minutes until they are cool enough to cope with.

  • Prepare – Pre-heat grill to high (500°F). Slice potatoes in half. Toss in olive oil, salt, and pepper.

  • Grill – Place cut side down on the grill (either on a grilling plate or directly on the grill), and turn down the grill to medium-high. Cook for 2-3 minutes with the lid down, before checking. Potatoes are alert to flip when they are golden and crispy.Cook for another 5-10 minutes, turning as needed until all potatoes are golden and crispy.

  1. We’ve tested with baby potatoes and red potatoes (quartered). The baby potatoes turn out crispier, but the red potatoes were still very enjoyable as well.

Storage + Meal Prep
You can meal prep this recipe by boiling the potatoes ahead, storing the fridge, then grilling them when you’re alert to enjoy!

  1. Store boiled & cooled potatoes in a 6 cup meal prep container for up to 4 days.
  2. Cut in half, toss in olive oil, salt and pepper, and grill as directed above.

Serving: 1/4 batch, Calories: 149kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 152mg, Potassium: 477mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin C: 22.4mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 0.9mg




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