posted December 15, 2021
Crispy Grilled Baby Potatoes
These grilled baby potatoes take a simple potato and turn it into a side that just might steal the show. They’re cooked over indirect heat to the perfect tenderness then covered in garlic butter and given a final char for an amazingly crispy, bite-sized BBQ side.
Can You Grill Baby Potatoes?
Dude, you can grill anything! (Well maybe not anything, but pretty much every meat and veggie is on the table when it comes to their grillability).
Baby potatoes are no exception to this and taste truly delectable when cooked on the grill. Add in the right seasoning combined with a light char from the grill, and you’re set for the perfect BBQ side dish.
Grilled Baby Potatoes
Grilled baby potatoes are such a tasty combo of flavors and textures that leave you wanting “just one more bite.” Yukon gold potatoes take on the perfect crisp from the grill while developing the best creamy and tender consistency inside.
These guys begin with an even coating of olive oil and my Hey Grill Hey Beef Rub. Even though the name says “beef” this salt and pepper-based rub is so good you can use it on grilled veggies with the best result. If you don’t have any Beef Rub on hand, season the potatoes with equal parts salt and pepper.
To top off all of that goodness is a garlic butter dressing that packs a bright and exciting flavor layer. No more boring potatoes for you, my friends! No, no, we’re taking some simple potatoes and making them into something truly amazing.
How Long to Grill Baby Potatoes
These baby potatoes won’t take long on the grill. You’re looking at around 22-23 minutes of total grilling time. Once seasoned, grill them for 10 minutes per side over indirect heat for a total of 20 minutes. Better than staring at the clock, remove the potatoes when they reach an internal temperature of 210 degrees F.
Once they reach 210 degrees F, remove them from the grill, coat them in garlic butter, then return them to the grill. For this final cook, place them over direct heat and grill for 2-3 minutes until they are slightly charred and crunchy.
Tips for Grilling Baby Potatoes
Hold tight before you dive into these baby potatoes. I have a few notes and tips for you before you grill up these baby potatoes.
- Fat is your friend for crispy grilled potatoes! In this recipe, I love using my homemade beef tallow. I’ve also been seeing tallow readily available for purchase at the grocery store lately. Other great options for potatoes include rendered bacon fat, duck fat, or ghee. Again, you can snag any of these at the store. The goal here is to have a good high-temperature cooking oil that adds flavor, and animal fats just seem to do it best. If those options are all off of the table, I’d recommend avocado oil.
- Meat thermometers aren’t just for meat! I use my instant-read thermometer to track my potatoes to ensure they’re cooked perfectly. 210 degrees F is my target temperature for tender potatoes that aren’t dry or crumbly.
- Two-zone cooking for the win. Using two zones of heat (one side of your grill hot and one cool) means that you’re in charge of the cooking process. We start the potatoes low to help them cook through and then move them over to the high heat after tossing in garlic butter to crisp up the exteriors and add that signature grill/char flavor.
More Grilled Potatoes Recipes
Your grilled potato adventure doesn’t have to stop here! Hey Grill Hey loves spuds in all their forms and has plenty of recipes for the grilled potatoes ever.
Grilled Baby Potatoes Recipe
There you have it! You’re all set to grill up some amazing baby potatoes for dinner this week. Once you make them, be sure to come back to this post or tag us on social media @heygrillhey with the results of your BBQing. We love seeing what everyone has on the grill each night!
Grilled Baby Potatoes
- 2 pounds baby potatoes (Yukon gold are the best)
- 2 Tablespoons beef tallow (duck fat, bacon fat, and ghee are also amazing options)
- 1 Tablespoon Hey Grill Hey Beef Rub (or equal parts salt and pepper)
Garlic Butter Sauce
- 8 cloves garlic (minced)
- 4 Tablespoons salted butter (melted)
- ¼ cup parsley
- 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 lemon (zest and juice)
- Preheat. Preheat your grill to 425 degrees F for two-zone cooking.
- Season the potatoes. Slice all potatoes in half, lengthwise. Toss in the melted beef tallow and season on all sides with Beef Rub.
- Oil the grill. Oil the grates by dunking a folded-up paper towel into some cooking oil. Pinch the paper towel in a pair of tongs and wipe the oil onto the grill grates.
- Grill the potatoes. Place potatoes cut side down on the indirect heat side of the grill. Close the lid and cook for 10 minutes. Flip the potatoes skin side down on the grates, close the lid, and grill for an additional 10 minutes or until fork tender (around 210 degrees F internal temperature).
- Make the garlic butter. While the potatoes grill, prepare the garlic butter sauce. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Butter the potatoes. When the potatoes reach 210 degrees F, transfer them from the grill to the bowl and toss to coat in the butter.
- Finish grilling. Return the potatoes, cut side down, to the direct, high heat side of the grill, and cook for 2-3 minutes or until crisp and slightly charred.
- Enjoy. Remove the potatoes to your serving dish and drizzle with any remaining garlic butter sauce in the bowl. Serve immediately on the side of your favorite BBQ dish.
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