Get your Grill on with Wisconsin Potatoes

Grilled potatoesAs we head into the final month of summer, Wisconsin potato growers are harvesting red, white and yellow potatoes. With such a wide variety of versatile, colorful, fresh and nutritious Wisconsin potatoes on hand, August is a great month to grill potatoes at home and while camping.

One of the more popular ways to grill potatoes is to simply place them in foil, toss in a variety of your favorite vegetables, meat, fresh herbs and olive oil — then set them on the grill. When using this method, be certain to spread the potatoes out to an even thickness so they cook evenly. If you are using a grill, make sure you close the lid. This method works especially well when you’re camping and looking for fast and easy preparation and clean up.

For potatoes that tend to be more dense — reds and Yukon Golds — par-boiling the potatoes prior to grilling will help ensure the potatoes are done on the inside. Simply simmer the sliced potatoes until they are nearly cooked; then drain. Coating the potatoes with oil or a spicy blend of mayonnaise and mustard helps keep the potatoes moist when you grill. Once your grill is ready and you’ve finished grilling your meats, place the potatoes on the grill and sear them until they’re a golden brown.

Less dense than red or yellow potatoes, white potatoes can be cooked on the grill from start to finish. To do so, create a hot zone and a cool zone on your grill. Start by placing the potatoes on the hottest part of the grill and cook them for about 4 – 6 minutes, then flip them over and grill for another 4 – 6 minutes. You can then move the potatoes to the cooler side of the grill for approximately 6 minutes, or until they are tender.

Grill Recipes Featuring Wisconsin Red Potatoes.

Grill Recipes Featuring Wisconsin Yellow Potatoes.

  • Chicken and Potato Fiesta Grill. Enjoy chicken and vegetables with a marinade of Italian dressing, lime juice and chili powder. This recipe can also be served with tortilla shells and salsa.

  • Festive Papas Tapas. Need to please a variety of people? This recipe is simple to make and provides you with a variety of tapas-style topping options, from pico de Gallo to bruschetta.

  • Little Havana Grilled Beef and Potato Salad (gluten free). Black beans, beef, yellow potatoes, cumin, cilantro and a white wine vinaigrette are all it takes to make this tasty grilled potato salad.

Grill Recipes Featuring Wisconsin White Potatoes.

Enjoy the Wisconsin summer grilling season with your family and friends and be sure to let us know when you’ve tried these tasty tater dishes!


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