Grilled Herb Potatoes

Grilled Herb Potatoes

The humble potato, given a little something extra, always elicits oohs and aahs. This is especially true when it's tossed with herb-infused oil and cooked on the grill.  It gets even better when you shop the market for farm fresh potatoes, fresh herbs and infused olive and grape seed oils from The Olive Tap and Wild Tree.  Don’t stop at potatoes—find a wide assortment of produce to grill.

Ingredients:

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2 pounds large Yukon Gold or other yellow-fleshed potatoes

1/4 cup chopped mixed herbs such as parsley, chives, rosemary, and oregano

2 garlic cloves, smashed

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 lemon wedge plus additional for serving

Instructions:

1.       Prepare a gas grill for direct-heat cooking over medium-high heat.

2.       Cut potatoes into 1/2-inch-thick slices and cook in a large pot of well-salted boiling water 10 minutes (potatoes will not be cooked through).

3.       Meanwhile, stir together herbs, garlic, oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large shallow dish.

4.       Drain potatoes well and transfer to herb oil, tossing gently to coat.

5.       Transfer potatoes to grill, letting excess oil drip into dish (reserve oil in dish). Grill potatoes, covered, turning once or twice, until tender, about 5 minutes total.

6.       Return potatoes to dish and toss again with herb oil. Squeeze lemon wedge over potatoes. Season with salt and serve with additional lemon wedges.

Recipe courtesy of by Maggie Ruggiero Gourmet Magazine August 2009