Monday, July 6, 2009

Grilled Fries

I was really intrigued with this recipe because I have never thought to grill potatoes. I also liked it because half of them were sweet potatoes. Unfortunately, I was not able to find sweet potatoes at the market that day, but the fries were still delicious and full of flavor. I can't wait to try them with sweet potatoes next time.

My only advice when making these is either keep your grill at low heat, or place your coals at one end of your grill and your potatoes at the other end. They'll soften better without all the charring. We learned that after the first batch, and then second batch came out much better.

How is everyone's summer shaping up? My hubby gets two whole months off, so we've been doing everything possible to soak up our time together, as well seeing as much of the east as possible. It's been heavenly! I hope you are all having a wonderful summer and I'm loving all the summer recipes out there!

Grilled Fries
Found in Cooking Light: Healthy Summer Grilling


2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 baking potatoes, each cut into 12 wedges
2 sweet potatoes, each cut into 12 wedges
Cooking Spray


1. Combine first 6 ingredients. Combine oil and potatoes in a large bowl, tossing to coat. Sprinkle potatoes with paprika mixture, toss gently to coat.

2. Prepare grill.

3. Place potatoes on a grill rack coated with cooking spray over medium heat, grill 18 minutes or until sweet potatoes or tender, turning occasionally. Remove sweet potatoes, keep warm. Grill baking potatoes an additional 6 minutes, or until tender.

Serves 6: 8 fries

Per Serving: 171 calories, 1g fat, 3.9g prot, 37.9g carb, 4.3g fiber

Points per Serving: 3


Mary said...

Well they seem quite tasty and nice !

Donna-FFW said...

Never thought to grill fries. They look terrific.

finsmom said...

Grilled fries!?! What a great idea :)

Debbie said...

Looks great. I would love them with a grilled burger!

Barbara Bakes said...

Sounds so easy and delicious! It's nice not to have to heat up the oven in the summer.

the ungourmet said...

Yummy! Great idea to grill these!

Enjoy your time off together! :0)

Melody said...

The seasonings on these look really good. And how great to not have to heat up your whole house with the oven on. I'm jealous that you have so much family time! How nice! Enjoy!

Ingrid said...

I don't think I've seen grilled fries but bet they were yummy as everything grilled just seems to taste better (healthier?! :))

So how come your honey gets two months off? Lucky! Enjoy your time together!

Katy ~ said...

Clever! I like the crispy factor of these!

Leslie said...

grilled fries??? YUM

Reeni♥ said...

These sound wonderful! I sometimes do slices but never thought to do fries. Yum!

teresa said...

Glenn is in dental school and just finished his first year. The first years are the only ones that get two whole months off so we figured we'd take advantage! I'm getting very spoiled...

Lara said...

I've never tried grilling potatoes before, but it sounds like a great combination.

Maris said...

I agree with you - I'd be excited to try the sweet potatoes! I love sweet potatoes in just about any form, fries, grilled, all sound delicious. I never would have thought to grill them AS fries though.

I like you, LOVE FOOD and am trying to lose a little weight. Sometimes I wish I were as passionate about something besides food, something with fewer calories!

Anonymous said...

oh, that's great that you get to spend more time with your husband exploring the east!
And yumm...grilled potatoes! Too bad I don't have a grill...:-(

Jenn said...

Nice!! I never thought to grill fries before. I bet they came out nice an crisp. I so wish I had an outdoor grill. I think I've mentioned that before. ;-)

Coleen's Recipes said...

GREAT idea!!!

Cristine said...


Glad to hear you are having a great summer! 2 months of vacation is awesome! Our summer is pretty much over... Nathan is back to work now but we are still planning on a lot of lake time on the weekends! :) Enjoy your summer!

Katherine Aucoin said...

This is a fantastic idea. I love grilling potatoes. It keeps the mess out of the kitchen and the taste is out of this world.

Yasmeen said...

Looks yum,love them grilled :)