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Whole Grilled Red Potatoes

Whole grilled red potatoes are a favorite of many. They are not only very tasty but healthy as well. Not many dishes today can be considered appetizing and good for your body at the same time. In the case of potatoes you could say they are very versatile and can be cooked in so many different ways.

Red potatoes have several differences compare to the Russet. The red ones are hard and waxy making them ideal for this kind of dish. They retain their shape meaning they can be cut with ease after cooking and won't get turn apart easily.

Russets tend to become softer after grilling so they are not that great unless you want to mash them in this case. Another good thing about the red potatoes is their very thin skin which takes away the need for peeling them, saving you plenty of time while preparing this succulent meal. And since they have a bright color it makes them more appetizing.

Preparation Time: 12 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 8 medium red potatoes
  • 1 cup melted butter (or natural butter spread)
  • salt (to taste)
  • ground black pepper (to taste)


  1. First, preheat the grill.

  2. Rinse the red potatoes under running water. (If you want you can also scrub them carefully with a vegetable brush).

  3. Place the potatoes on foil or grill pan.

  4. Spray foil or grill pan with cooking spray of your choice.

  5. Add the potatoes to foil or grill pan.

  6. Pour melted butter over the potatoes.

  7. Sprinkle salt and black pepper to taste.

  8. Close foil slightly and grill until potatoes are tender (about 1 hour and 20 minutes on low heat).

Making whole grilled red potatoes is not a science. This is a very simple and easy recipe. You don't need to be an expert to cook the recipe; just follow the instructions. A very interesting fact about the process of grilling potatoes is that it takes some work to ruin them.

They do not require your constant attention or any exceptional skill. Unless you let them get completely burned; potatoes can still be a part of a delectable meal. Your job while cooking the potatoes basically consists in keeping them away from direct contact with the fire and use a fork to pierce them occasionally to verity if they ready.

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