In the famous words of Niall Horan, “POTATO!”. This is my favorite quote from the Irish member of One Direction, by far. The irishman screams about his love for this humble veggie, it’s okay Niall I totally understand. I would be screaming my love for potatoes too if it was socially acceptable. I just wanted to write a wee post celebrating one of the most versatile vegetables. I love potatoes! There is so much you can do with them; you can: bake them, grill them, turn them into gnocchi, shepherd’s pie, a salad, and you can even mash them. These are only a few of the amazing things a potato can do! Plus, it is incredibly hard to cook a potato wrong, which is great for me. I feel like people do not appreciate how awesome potatoes are. Today my parents brought me home a bag of Baby Medley Potatoes and asked me to do something with them as a side dish for dinner. First off they are baby potatoes, so they are adorable and miniature! They come in a large variety of shapes and sizes,and colors much like people. The colors of these tiny potatoes were:
yellow, red/brown and purple!
Since dinner for me was a chicken kabob, we ultimately decided it would be a smart ideas to grill them as well. My mother had recently seen something on “The Chew” where they were grilled. I did some research and saw how they were done, then I got to work. I was inspired by their recipe and decided to change it up a bit.
The recipe is as follows:
1 Bag of Baby Medley potatoes
Drizzle of olive oil ( We used garlic olive oil)
Salt and Pepper
The steps are pretty simple and this is such a simple dish to make! This is how I made them and obviously I am new at this whole cooking thing, so I will tell you every details!
1. Wash the potatoes. We wanted them to cook fast, so I opted to cut all of them in half.
2. Make the package: Take 2 double layer sheets of Aluminum foil. They should be facing opposite ways, one should be horizontal and the other vertical.
3. Place the potatoes in a mound on the top layer. Generously drizzle the olive oil on them. Then add salt and pepper to taste.
4. Take the horizontal foil and use it to cover the potatoes and then fold it like you would a lunch bag.
5.Take the vertical layer and wrap up the potatoes, fold/roll it so there are no edges.
6. Place on grill for 20 minutes to a half hour or until fork tender .
I hope that all made sense! I wish I took a picture while I was creating the little package, so sorry about that! Anyway in regard to the grilled potatoes, they were amazing! I loved them! Everyone is my house enjoyed them! Here is a photo I took of them after they wee finished !