Monday, July 9, 2012

Grilled Barbecue Potato "Chips" Slices

Summer creates a flurry of activities, commitments and fun obligations.  Play dates, barbecues, picnics, and vacations.  There never seems to be enough time to fit everything in.  Food that is scrumptious and fast becomes number one in our house during the summer.  Not to mention, have you ever grilled when it is 115° outside?  Quick is king!

Sometimes you want grilled fries and you just don't have the time to parboil them.  Enter the fabulous Grilled Barbecue Potato "Chips" Slices.  Perfect for the summer grilling get together!  No parboiling, no baking.  Just, slice, season and grill!  How easy is that?

These look like potato chips and taste like grilled fries.  Crisp on the outside and tender inside.  The seasoning gives them a smoky barbecue flavor with just a little kick of heat.  You can adjust the recipe to add more heat, just increase the cayenne or chile de arbol.

TSRI Tip:  Buy a coffee grinder at a thrift store and use it to grind your own spices.  I have fallen in love with Chile de Arbol.  It gives food a more complex flavors adding a very nutty/smokey layer to your dishes.  It also add a real warmth that I truly love.  It is not so easy to find as a ground spice.  Head to the international aisle in your grocery store and pick up a bag of dried chile de arbols.  Grind them in your coffee grinder and keep them in an airtight container.

The Winner of the Fresina's Pasta Co $125 Givaway is DB aka "Foodie Stuntman". Comment #11.  Congrats again DB.  We have been in contact with DB and he will be receiving his package real soon!

If you get a chance, stop by Fresina's and check out their store.  There products are truly amazing.  Pasta is unlike any I have ever had! And red sauce that is perfect straight from the jar.  You will love it too.

Grilled Barbecue Potato "Chips" Slices
2 pounds Russet potatoes, cut to 1/4" thick on the bias
2 teaspoons chile de arbol or cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

In a large bowl, filled with ice water place potato slice.  Allow to chill for 20 minutes.

Preheat grill to medium-high.

In a small bowl combine chile de arbol, paprika, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  Stir until mixed well.

Drain potatoes.  Place potatoes back into bowl and pour olive oil into pot and toss with seasoning mixture until all potatoes are coated.  Use your hands to ensure a good coating on all sides of potatoes.   Wash hands thoroughly when finished!

In a single layer, place potato slices on the grill.  Cook for 3-5 minutes, until you see golden brown grill marks. Flip and cook the other side.

Enjoy!  Serve with your favorite fry dipping sauce.

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15 comments:

  1. These look so good! Your dipping sauce looks great, too.

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  2. Quick is king! AMEN!! It has been way to hot - love simple and quick. Looks delicious! Hope you had a great weekend.

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  3. These look WONDERFUL! What a great idea for this heat!

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  4. Thank you very much for choosing me as the winner. I'll be sure to put the items to good use and it will appear on my website soon!

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  5. you grilled them? How cool is that! I have never thought to do it!

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  6. I love grilled potatoes and the bbq in these makes them so unique!

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  7. Those looks so good... BBQ chips are one of my favorite and now I can make my own :). Thanks for sharing at foodie friends friday linky party
    Marlys @ thisandthat

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  8. Grilled chips - what a great idea! Thanks for linking up!

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  9. These look great and I love the idea of not having to precook them! Great tip on the coffee grinder! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back next week with another great recipe!

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  10. I left a comment but then something strange happened! So I'll leave another one! These look really great and I love the idea of not having to precook the potatoes! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back next week with another great recipe!

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  11. These look like a great snack or appetizer! And cooking them on the grill makes them even better! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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  13. Haha! I totally get your point. Not everyone has the patience of waiting almost an hour for a set of barbeque to be grilled. Whether we admit it or not, we are always after the eating part. I think these grilled barbeque potato chips are perfect this summer, when people just want to eat and not entertain anything that causes stress and fatigue.

    Dione Drabble

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