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Potatoes on the Grill - A Vegetarian Delight!

Updated on June 9, 2017

Potatoes on the Grill are Awesome !

I have enjoyed potatoes on the grill for many years. The recipes in this lens are my own, gained through trial and error and a genuine love of potatoes. Sorry I don't have a calorie count or nutritional info on these recipes, but since they are homemade, I have no way of knowing. However, through extensive knowledge of food and fat, I believe that they are pretty low cal. Yes, potatoes can be made in a non fattening manner, didn't you know ? Potatoes have gotten a bad rap for years for being the downfall of diets. Touted as being "fattening" by dieters everywhere, they were avoided and ignored as "the bad vegetable."

In all actuality, nothing could be further from the truth. If you remove the deep fryer, the butter, the sour cream, the chili and cheese, you will find what is left under all that junk is actually quite good for you AND good for your diet. The medium potato only has about 160 calories, and when prepared right, that number can stay well within the diet-friendly range. For more nutritional info see the module further down the page.

I hope you enjoy my recipes and please share your own, if you have one you love, in my guestbook at the bottom of the page.

Jade :)

~photo courtesy of star5112 at http://flickr.com/photos/24509941@N00/315731384

How Select and Store Potatoes - For Best Use

  • Potatoes should be dry and unbruised. No visible sprouts (eyes) or dark spots or holes. Potatoes should have an earthy aroma and should not smell bad in any way.

  • Potatoes should be stored at 45 to 50 degrees. If you store them at room temperature they will sprout prolifically. When stored below 45 degrees the starches can convert to sugars and develop a bad flavor.

  • Never store potatoes in sunlight. They can develop toxic alkaloids that may cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, gastrointestinal distress and diarrhea.

  • Do not freeze whole potatoes, they become mushy and grainy.

Grilled Potato Sandwiches - a Recipe

Delicious !

Ingredients

  • 2 large baking potatoes
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 4 slices of mozzarella cheese
  • garlic powder
  • seasoned salt
  • olive oil for brushing

Directions

  1. Wash and scrub the potatoes and slice lengthwise layers 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Brush both sides of each potato slice with olive oil and grill 10 minutes on each side, flipping after 5 minutes. Potatoes may take longer or shorter depending on type of potato and how thick they are cut.
  3. After the potatoes are nearly done, remove from the grill and place on a cookie sheet.
  4. Brush them again with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder and seasoned salt
  5. Place mushrooms on half the potatoes and cover with half a slice of cheese each.
  6. Put the empty potato slices on top of the cheese, to form the sandwich.
  7. Lower the heat on the grill and put the cookie sheet on the rack and close the lid.
  8. After 5 minutes check and if the cheese is melted, remove from the grill and serve immediately.

~Recipe by Jade, please don't copy without permission

Awesome Grill Sheet - For Grilling and Baking !

This is an awesome grill sheet for use on your grill. It is perfect to use when making my potato sandwiches, just set them on it and place in a closed grill to melt the cheese. This sheet is also great for grilling items too small to do so otherwise, such as peppers and onions for brauts, or mushrooms for your steak or veggie burger.

The great thing is that this sheet can also be used as a cookie sheet and you can use it for baking !

To Peel or Not to Peel, That Is the Question !

Are Potato Skins Healthy and Safe to Eat ?

Potato skins come in many different colors: red, white, tan brown, and even black. Some skins are rough and other are smooth. Should you peel off that outer covering or leave it on ?

Strictly from a health perspective, you should leave the skins on. Potato skins are full of fiber and nutrients, not to mention that they also help keep nutrients in the flesh of the potato that water or cooking can leech away. If you are a bit squeamish about eating potato skins, I suggest you acclimate slowly. Start out with red new potatoes, they are relatively small and harvested early. Their skins are soft and easy to chew. After you get used to eating the these potatoes, with the skin on, you can move on to others.

Is it safe to eat the skins ? The answers is definitely yes, however you do need to scrub them thoroughly with soap and water to remove all dirt and possible pesticides. It is also worth mentioning that if you plan to eat the skins of your potatoes for health reasons, then you need to avoid having them deep fried or covered in cheese and bacon and sour cream. The kind of potato skins that I am talking about as being healthy are not served as appetizers at Applebee's !

~photo courtesy of Stockvault.net

Fast and Easy Way to Cook Vegetables on the Grill! - The Perfect Grilling Basket

This is the most awesome grill accessory EVER !!! I hated trying to grill vegetables and always having them fall through the cracks. I also hated trying to cover part of the grill in foil and grill them on that. It always tore and was a nightmare to get off the rack.

This basket is easy to use and it works perfectly. Simply spray it with cooking spray, toss in the veggies and set it on the grill. While cooking the rest of your food, keep turning and stirring them until they are cooked as soft or as crunchy as you want. You can also brush them with olive oil while in the basket as well.

This is a MUST HAVE for fans of grilled vegetables !

Grilled Vegetables Parmesan

Can be made with any vegetables you like

Ingredients

  • 2 lg. potatoes, peeled and cut in cubes
  • 1 med. onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup green and red pepper coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl season potatoes with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  2. Add onions, mushrooms and peppers.
  3. Drizzle with about half the olive oil and toss to coat.
  4. Place the mixture on large piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil (spray foil with cooking spray) in three layers, drizzling more olive oil between layers and sprinkling generously with parmesan cheese.
  5. Seal up the foil and place packet on grill over medium heat.
  6. Cook 35 to 45 minutes, turning packet several times.
  7. Open foil and let the heat vent for a few minutes and then pour into a bowl and serve.

~Recipe by Jade, please don't copy without permission

No More Cracks to Fall Through

Weber 7421 Gourmet BBQ System Griddle
Weber 7421 Gourmet BBQ System Griddle

This cast iron griddle sits right on your grill and gives you a flat surface to sear meat or to make multi-piece meals like fajitas.

 

Potatoes Are Nutritious !

And Good for You in Many Ways

Potatoes are very good for you ! They are a great source of complex carbohydrates, fiber (in the skin), vitamins C and B6, and niacin and potassium.

The Vitamin C in potatoes can help heart disease by preventing cholesterol from oxidizing in the bloodstream. It also acts as an antioxidant that can work to prevent damage from free radicals in the body and can possibly help prevent some cancers. Vitamin C can also help strengthen the immune system.

The B6 in potatoes can assist with the health of the nervous system and reduce levels of homocysteine, a chemical that can contribute to atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases.

If the skins are eaten, there is also about 4g of dietary fiber in potatoes, which helps reduce the risk of gastrointestinal and cardiovascular diseases.

One medium sized potato contains about 160 calories, 37g of carbohydrates, 4g of protein (in the skin), 4g of dietary fiber and no fat.

~photo courtesy of Photogen.com

Sanyo HPS-SG3 200-Square-Inch Electric Indoor Barbeque Grill, Black
Sanyo HPS-SG3 200-Square-Inch Electric Indoor Barbeque Grill, Black

Don't want to fool with a gas or charcoal grill ? This is the perfect grill for you !

 

Grilled Onion Dijon Potatoes

Awesome for Dijon Mustard Fans !

Ingredients

  • 2 lg. baking type potatoes
  • 2/3 c. onions cut in 1/8' x 1 to 2" pieces
  • olive oil
  • 1/3 c. dijon mustard (honey mustard or horseradish mustard can also be used)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp finely minced fresh basil

Directions

  1. Set your grill on medium heat
  2. Wash the potatoes and slice them lengthwise 1/4 inch thick and set aside
  3. Slice up the onions and place in a bowl. Drizzle with small amount of olive oil and add 1 tbsp of dijon mustard and garlic powder
  4. Toss until onions are coated and then put them on a large piece of aluminum foil
  5. Fold the foil over and crimp the edges to make a sealed packet and place on the grill over indirect heat
  6. Let the onions cook for 15 minutes, turning the packet every 5 minutes
  7. Brush potatoes with olive oil on both sides and season with salt and pepper
  8. Place on the grill, cooking 10 minutes on each side, turning after 5
  9. (leave onions on to cook as well, turning every 5 minutes, total cooking time for onions: 25 minutes)
  10. When potatoes are browned nicely, remove from grill and set on cookie sheet.
  11. Remove onions from the grill (make sure to wear gloves !) and open the packet.
  12. Spoon the onions on top of the potato slices and add a dollop of dijon mustard and sprinkle with basil.
  13. Serve immediately.

~Recipe by Jade, please don't copy without permission

Tomato and Rosemary Grilled Potato Rounds

A Great Snack or Side

Ingredients

  • 2 lg. baking potatoes sliced into 1/4" rounds, peeled or unpeeled
  • 1/3 c. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. parmesan cheese
  • 3 small tomatoes
  • salt
  • pepper

DIrections:

  1. Slice the tomatoes medium thin and set aside
  2. Blot the potatoes dry, brush olive oil on both sides of each round
  3. Place potatoes on grill over medium heat and grill for 10 minutes on each side, turning after 5 minutes.
  4. When the potatoes are browned and crispy, brush with olive oil again and place on a cookie sheet
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  6. Place one tomato slice on each potato and sprinkle with rosemary and parmesan cheese.
  7. Serve immediately.

~Recipe by Jade, please don't copy without permission

Salt and Vinegar Marinade for Potatoes

This marinade gives potatoes a great salt and vinegar flavor. Place potato slices in this marinade and let them sit overnight. Next day, place them on the grill for 10 minutes on each side and be prepared for deliciousness!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

  1. Directions: Wisk vinegar, oil and egg white. Let mixture set in the refrigerator for an hour before putting potatoes in
  2. Add each dry ingredient while wisking.
  3. Let mixture set in the refrigerator for an hour before putting potatoes in

Salt and Vinegar Marinade for Potatoes

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Have you ever grilled potatoes ? - A Potato Poll :)

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    mahdi jafarian 18 months ago from newcastle

    We usually put potato on the charcoal and between the burning woods, or even inside the chacoals which are half ash. the skin keeps creates great insulation and the potato taste awesome. lovely lens anyways.

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    Giovanna Sanguinetti 21 months ago from London UK

    These all sound very tasty -I love potatoes.

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    TanoCalvenoa 3 years ago

    Since I eat gluten free, I will make these at the same time as burgers - and use them on each side of the burger in place of a bun.

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    Squifoodie 4 years ago

    Yum! I'm not a vegetarian, but I will have to give these a try. Sounds delicious!

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    Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

    Hi I like these grilled potato recipe, grilled sweet potato are good too

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    Barbara Walton 4 years ago from France

    Never tried to grill potatoes - will now. Re skins - you must eat them - all the vitamins in there. Waste not want not!

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    Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

    I like potatoes and usually cook them on the stove or in the oven. I like your tips about the benefits of potatoes. Included on my lens, https://hubpages.com/food/faverecipes is a recipe for chunky potato soup.

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    EliasZanetti LM 4 years ago

    Delightful! Bookmarked and trying it soon :)

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    Tracey Boyer 4 years ago from Michigan

    @BarbaraCasey: Thank you :)

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    BarbaraCasey 4 years ago

    An indoor grill... what a great idea, for those of us with small balconies and no Weber. Bookmarked this page for the terrific recipes.

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    Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

    Lots of tasty looking recipes here, but the one I most want to try is the dijon mustard. Thanks for all the info and recipes!

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    Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

    Grilled potatoes are so yummy! I usually just lightly oil them and add salt and pepper. Delicious!

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    john1581 4 years ago

    great potato recipies

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    blue22d 4 years ago

    Just had to say thanks...great ways to prepare potatoes.

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    johnny-knox 4 years ago

    I have made grlled potatoes a few times ,, I put some olive oil, oregano and lemon when they are almost ready :)

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    Winston1 LM 4 years ago

    I'm going to try the grilled potato sandwich, thanks for sharing

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    Willicious LM 4 years ago

    I love grilled potatoes :) Nice lens!

    BTW - I'm a newish squid and was wondering how you change the font color and how do you make the green boxes?

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    Michey LM 4 years ago

    This is something I have to try. Thanks.

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    itsjustme7 4 years ago

    Looking forward to trying your grilled parmesan vegetable recipe, it sounds delicious..

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    Jennifer P Tanabe 5 years ago from Red Hook, NY

    Glad to see someone saying potatoes are good for you! I've always been a fan of potatoes, and now I've got more healthy ways to eat them.

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    BarbaraCasey 5 years ago

    This makes me want to go out and buy a grill!

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    OrganicMom247 5 years ago

    Thanks for the recipes.

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    RinchenChodron 5 years ago

    No, but your's look worth a try. Well written lens.

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    lclchors 5 years ago

    go to my nutritional scoop lens and learn how to create nutritional labels for all your recipes

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    AnimalHouse 5 years ago

    I love potatoes. I have got to try that grilled potato sandwich.

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    happynutritionist 5 years ago

    Love love love grilled potatoes of all kinds...I usually just marinade along with sliced zucchini in some italian dressing, but love all your suggestions.

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    RetroMom 5 years ago

    Grilled potato sandwich that's something I've got to try. Sounds delicious.

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    Nancy Johnson 5 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

    Yum, sweet potatoes or yams on the grill are delicious. The roasting flavors really bring out the sweetness of this potato.