Saturday, June 4, 2011

Seasoned Potatoes

Seasoned Potatoes, Farmers Wife Original Recipe.

Happy Saturday Y'all!! I know I don't normally post on weekends, but I just couldn't wait to share this recipe with you any longer! Especially since more cookouts happen on the weekend, and you just have to give this a try!

I don't know about y'all but when we grill out a nice steak or chicken like the Balsamic Chicken from last weekend, we love a nice side of potatoes. They just go together, I can't explain it, but they do. Now personally I think mashed or baked potatoes go best with Steak, and seasoned with Chicken. I know, I'm weird, though I'm fairly certain we've already established that... haha! When I was growing up my Mom would throw some potatoes with a little oil and Lipton Onion Soup mix together, and put it in a foil packet and my Dad would grill them up. Now those potatoes are good, I still make them on occasion. Except last weekend I was out of soup mix... lol! But with our heat here in AZ I wasn't about to turn on the stove to save my life! So I concocted my own potato seasoning and then wrapped it in foil like my Mom used to and had the Hubby cook them on the grill... Oh Baby...

Best. Decision. EVER!

They were so moist and full of flavor. Even my little Sous Chef ate these potatoes, and let me tell you, getting him to eat any potato that is not a french fry is pretty dang hard so they got the kid stamp  of approval! We served ours with Non Fat Sour Cream on the side and some green onions on top and it was so good... ;-)

4 Medium Russet Potatoes
1/3 cup Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder (Less if you aren't garlic obsessed like we are!)
1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Chili Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Oregano
Dash of Cayenne Pepper
Salt and Ground Black Pepper to taste

Peel and wash your potatoes, then cut into 1/2 inch cubes. In a medium bowl mix together oil and and spices. Then add your potatoes and toss til coated. Lay out a large sheet of foil and place your potatoes in the middle, in as thin a layer as possible (if need be create a wider piece by taking 2 sheets and folding them together in the middle to create a larger sheet.) Then fold up the sides and seal by folding them together to prevent leaks, creating a little packet. Heat your grill to 350-375°F, place potatoes on the bottom grate and cook for about 20-30 minutes turning the packet every 5 minutes for even cooking. You'll know they are done when you open the packet and the potatoes are browned and fork tender. Serve warm.

I really was amazed with these. I can't tell you how nervous I was creating this at the last minute, but they were so good and went fantastically with our Balsamic Chicken! And since the little sous chef ate them too I would say this is most definitely a 5 star recipe! Happy Grilling! (you can also do these in the oven if you don't have a grill, just place them on a sheet pan and bake for about 20-30 minutes at 350-375°F.)

The Farmers Wife
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