Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Grilled French Fries

Since I've been neglecting my blogging lately due to being very busy at work and soccer in the evenings, I spent some time this past weekend scheduling posts and trying to get my groove back with blogging and commenting.

While visiting my favorite blogs today, My Year on the Grill spotlighted this blog. To tell you I'm very honored and flattered, just doesn't seem to really express how humbled I am by his post today. Thank you much for your kindness. Go visit My Year on the Grill, your going to find so many wonderful recipes (I'm still swooning over the Bacon Wrapped Potato Boats with Goat Cheese and Asparagus. Ok, since I have your attention, Grill also noticed that this is my 300th post. I didn't even realize this, I mean once my shoes are off and I get to 20, it starts getting confusing. So I had to come back to this post and edit it to thank My Year on the Grill. your kind words mean a lot to me. Also, I wanted to say, "Whoo-Hoo 300!".

I don't look 300 do I? Don't answer that!

Grilled French Fries -

You know sometimes you just want a side dish that is comforting and doesn't take a lot of thought. Sometimes you just dive in head first and let the crumbs fall where they may. Sometimes I just don't want to turn on the oven or the stove.


This particular day, I cooked everything on A.J's grill (he was in the Big Sleazy visiting his Mom), meat, starch and veggies.


To be honest, the potatoes don't make a mess on the grill. These are just the ticket! And guess what? Since cooler weather is approaching you can bake these in the oven. We tried it when I was all set to grill and it rained on my parade.





Estimate one potato per person. You'll have more than you need. Wash the potatoes, cut them in half and boil them for about 10 minutes. Drain and cool. Cut each half into 4 slices (leave the skin on, it gives them character).


Place slices into a bowl and liberally season them with Emeril's Essence or your favorite seasoning blend. Drizzle a little vegetable or canola oil over the potatoes and toss the potatoes with your hands to evenly coat with oil and seasonings.


Place the potato slices on the grill over medium-high heat. (If you use the oven, preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, turning halfway through).




Turn after 7 minutes and cook another 7 minutes and serve. It's not your average side and it's some simple you can't help but try it!




31 comments:

Big Dude said...

Visited your site today thanks to my year on the grill and I like it. Nice to find another East Tennessean doing this - I live near Greenback. I'm just starting and strive to reach the level most are already at - stop in at http://bigdudesramblings.blogspot.com/ for a visit.

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

um yum yum! 1 potato per person isn't close to being enough though - lol! congrats on 300 posts!

Helene said...

I never did grilled French fries. What a great idea. Congrats on 300 posts!

buffalodick said...

No, you don't look 300, but you sure are a "10"!! Congrats!

Cheryl said...

Wow, I have grilled everything under the sun but fries! I had no idea how honestly. I cannot wait to try it, in fact I may just do it tonight!

MaryBeth said...

WOW...We love fries and these look awesome. Would have never thought to make them on the grill

sherri said...

Love it! I would use 2 taters per person with this one. Just sayin'.

Chris said...

Excellent job, K! I could eat those as a main course!

Glad to see Big Dude stopped by. He's good people:)

Selba said...

I love french fries. Have been trying to avoid the fried ones so usually I would put them in the oven, grilled french fries sounds awesome, another way to prevent from frying :)

Congratulations on your 300 post, Katherine :)

Coleen's Recipes said...

I make these in the oven all the time but I have NEVER thought of making them on the grill...you are brilliant!!

Marguerite said...

Congrats on your 300th, cher! Year on the Grill is a good guy. I've been following him for a while now. Will have to try these yummy looking grilled fries. Great idea! Cheers!

Jane In The Jungle said...

Girl Congrats!!! 300 is awesome!!
These look amazing and I could make a meal out of them alone!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats Kath--on 300 posts!!!!

The fries on the grill sound wonderful. I can almost taste them---and even smell them. YUM...
Hugs,
Betsy

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMM,....I also made similar recipes before & also with different colours of potatoes like sweet potatoes, purple & white potatoes & with a lot of mixed spices,...

gigi said...

Such a great idea for not turning on the oven. Can't wait until it starts to cool off so we can turn it on!

Congrats on your 300!!!
And for your recognition, you deserve it friend!

Muneeba said...

Made fries just the other day, but I don't have a grill, so they didn't turn out as yummy-looking as yours!

Marjie said...

I'm approaching 600. That's really old, I think.

I've made oven fries before. Even my littlest fussbudget loves them, and that's going somewhere! You know I don't grill, so we'll stick to oven fries, OK?

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

Congrats on 300!!! That's such an accomplishment. I love these taters on the grill - so easy and so yummy!

Debbie said...

Happy 300th post Katherine! Wow..that certainly is alot of blogging and cooking! The fries, like everything else you cook, look delicious! Hope to read at least another 300 posts!

foodcreate said...

Yummy ! can't wait to try it


Thank for sharing your recipes:)



Have a awesome Day ~

Pam said...

Congrats on 300 posts! I've never thought to grill fries - YUM!

Lo said...

OK -- grilled potatoes are just about one of the best things in the universe, so I'm ALL over these :)

Congrats on the blog milestone! That's alotta blogging :)

Lea Ann said...

Now why haven't I ever thought of grilling potatoes. Can't wait to try this. Thanks for the post.
Lea Ann

trailrider731 said...

mmmmmmmmm, the fries sound delish!!

ESPECIALLY the sweet potatoe, My Mom used fri slices and sprinkle sugar on them, Your making me hungry Lady.

thanxxxxxxxx for visitin my blog!

lynn
the best is yet to come!!!

Katy ~ said...

YUMMY...just imagining all that potato goodness with the crispy crust and spices. So very good!!

5 Star Foodie said...

Grilled french fries sound awesome! Congrats on 300 posts!

Mary said...

You don't look 300 :-), but that is an accomplishment. I really like today's recipe for fries. We'll give it a try this weekend.

teresa said...

this is such a fun way to eat fries!

Barbara said...

I've done them in the oven, but these look even better- and I bet taste better too. Super idea! I could eat a bunch.

Julie said...

Looks like a super way to fix french fries...I'll bet they get a little extra zing from the grill.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I've had company and missed this post. Love potatoes and I've got to try them grilled. What a great idea. I bake them and it heats up the house. Congratulations on 300 yummy posts.
Sam