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Grilled Baby Potatoes

August 7, 2020 (Last Updated: September 5, 2020)

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Delicate baby potatoes cooked and then finished on the grill are a perfect side dish to your summer barbecues. These grilled baby potatoes are flavored with olive oil, garlic and fresh rosemary.

Grilled baby potatoes skewered on a stick.

Baby Potatoes

Baby potatoes are simply small sized potatoes. They often vary in size from a grape to an egg. Any type of potato can be a baby potato, but most often you will find red and yellow varieties. If you grow your own potatoes, these will often be the size of the first potatoes you dig up. My grandmother always called these new potatoes.

I like to use baby potatoes because of their size. They cook quickly and they make a great presentation.

Grilled baby potatoes with a sprig of rosemary.

Grilling Potatoes

The key to grilling potatoes is cooking the potatoes first. These potatoes were boiled, cooled and then added to the grill. The precooking ensures the potatoes will be cooked all the way through and will have a creamy interior.

Seasoning

Baby potatoes have a lot of flavor all on their own. but adding seasoning can often enhance the flavor. For these potatoes I’ve kept it pretty simple with olive oil, garlic and fresh rosemary. You could replace the rosemary with fresh thyme or parsley.

Baby potatoes on a wooden skewer.

Steps to make grilled potatoes

A complete list of instructions is available below! Just scroll to the bottom!

  1. Add potatoes to a pot filled with cool water. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are soft. You can check potatoes by gently inserting a wooden skewer through the center. If the skewer slides through easily, the potatoes are done.
  2. Drain potatoes and cool enough to handle.
  3. Thread cooked potatoes on a wooden skewer. Leave 2-3 inches at the base of the skewer so you can handle the skewer.
  4. Brush potatoes with olive oil mixed with garlic and rosemary.
  5. Place skewers on a hot grill.
  6. Cook 2-3 minutes per side, rotating skewers with tongs.
  7. Continue rotating potatoes until potatoes are nicely browned and are warmed all the way through.
  8. Remove from grill and serve with a sprinkle of coarse sea salt.
Skewered potatoes covered with a coating of oil and skewered on a wooden skewer.

Tips

  • Actual cook time will vary depending on the size of your potatoes and your cooking equipment
  • Always test one potato to make certain it is cooked through
  • Potatoes can be cooked ahead of time, cooled and refrigerated before grilling. This will increase time on the grill.
  • For even cooking, try to select similar sized potatoes
Cooked red and yellow potatoes on a baking sheet.

Serving suggestions

These potatoes would pair well with almost any grilled food. Some of my favorites include:

Grilled baby potatoes on a white plate.

These potatoes would be perfect to take on a camping trip! Just boil the potatoes and cool. At camp, skewer potatoes and baste with olive oil and grill!

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Skewered baby potatoes with fresh rosemary.

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Grilled baby potatoes skewered on a stick.

Grilled Baby Potatoes

Kathy
Baby potatoes finished on the grill with garlic and rosemary
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Cooling Time 10 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 205 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 16 Baby Potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Rosemary (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • coarse sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Place potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water. Add teaspoon of salt and place on high heat until potatoes come to a boil. Continue cooking for 10-15 minutes until potatoes are cooked through.
  • Drain potatoes and let rest until cool enough to handle.
  • Place olive oil, garlic and rosemary in a small bowl. Microwave for 15-20 seconds, just to until the garlic is fragrant.
  • Skewer 4 potatoes on a wooden skewer.
  • Brush all sides of potatoes with prepared olive oil.
  • Place skewers on a preheated grill. (I start my gas grill on high heat for approximately 10 minutes before grilling. Then turn to medium high heat when grilling.)
  • Turn potatoes with tongs every 2-3 minutes until the potatoes are heated through, approximately 6-12 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with coarse sea salt before serving

Notes

  • Actual cook time will vary depending on the size of your potatoes and your cooking equipment
  • Always test one potato to make certain it is cooked through
  • Potatoes can be cooked ahead of time, cooled and refrigerated before grilling. This will increase time on the grill.
  • For even cooking, try to select similar sized potatoes

Nutrition

Serving: 4potatoesCalories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 86mgPotassium: 943mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin C: 44mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 2mg
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3 Comments

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    August 10, 2020 at 4:16 am

    5 stars
    You’re talkin’ my kinda language with the grilled potatoes here, Kathy! I love how you skewered them whole…that’s a fun idea for sure. I like the rosemary addition, too. I need to put baby potatoes on the shopping list now!

  • Reply
    Valentina
    August 9, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    5 stars
    These are fabulous. That char flavor from the grill with the potatoes and rosemary must be incredible. 🙂 ~Valentina

  • Reply
    Alex
    August 7, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    5 stars
    These make such a fabulous side dish! Love the addition of rosemary!

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