Hot Smoke BBQ Fries
Would you like barbecue potato wedges with that grilled chicken? If you like barbecue chicken and fries this easy grilled potato recipe is right what you need. Discover how to make your own grilled fries right next to that hot smoking chicken, or that smoked turkey, those barbecue ribs, or any hot smoking meat<.
Once you have tried this roast potato recipe, you won't be able to resist to make these barbeque potatoes every time you see some spare space on your barbeque grate.
Potatoes... So underestimated, yet so beautiful !
For this easy grilled potato recipe you wash two pounds of potatoes under cold running water, brushing the skin all around with a stiff brush to clean off any soil or dirt. Blot dry using a clean towel. Since these potatoes are going to be cooked with the skin on, you may want to use biologically grown potatoes.
Cut smaller potatoes in half, larger potatoes in wedges. Potatoes smaller than one inch can be left whole. The trick is to obtain a bunch of potato parts with approximately equal thickness.
Put the potato parts in a salad bowl, add one or two tablespoons of vegetable oil and half a teaspoon of seasalt, and stir thoroughly with a spoon to spread the oil and salt evenly over all surfaces.
Spreading a thin layer of oil over the potatoes also works very well in a plastic bag.
Herbs and Spices
Not absolutely necessary, but if you wish to add some extra taste to your barbecue fries, add 2 to 4 tablespoons of finely chopped herbs to the potatoes. In this way your bbq potatoes will turn out nice and spicey.
We get very tasty results from a random mix of the following herbs which we grow fresh in our BBQ garden:
- Rosemary (Aah, Rosemary... the Holy Herb... )
- Sage (combines particularly well with fat meat)
Other possibilities, as you please:
- finely chopped Garlic
- freshly ground Black Pepper
- finely chopped Chile Pepper, red or green
- a tablespoon of your favourite Dry Rub
After about an hour of smoking without opening the lid too often, these barbecue potatoes should be well done.
If you leave them smoking a bit longer, they will get that nice crispy skin! It's worth experimenting with grilling time and temperature.
Time to Relax...
Don't worry, since these grilled potatoes will need at least one hour until they're done (depending on the heat) they won't interfere with your well deserved rest while your meat is smoking.
To make sure these bbq taters are done, pick one of the thickest wedges and check the inside. If the thickest is done to your liking, the rest must be good too.
And you can always leave them smoking a bit longer. These smoked barbecue fries will only get that nice crispier skin, as long as you don't let them burn too black...
The Pit Boss Suggests:
These smoked potatoes go well with almost any kind of meat, but especially poultry. And they also combine very well with the fresh and crispy taste of coleslaw or other salad.
Juanita's Smoked Chicken Legs
Juanita's American Coleslaw
Cold beer (!) goes very well with every barbecue, summer and winter. Also: cold mineral water with fresh lemon slices, or a real cold dry white wine.
When served by itself as a snack these potato wedges go very well with a fruity red wine, prefereably chilled a little bit.
OK, and then there's Rianna and Juanita... Nobody will drive these girls crazy, they will always keep their cool... Whatever's on the menu, they'll stay with their red wines like Rioja, Malbec and Merlot !!!