Grilled Greek Potatoes

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These Grilled Greek Potatoes are hands-down the only barbecued 🥔 potato recipe you need in your life. This dish is perfect for ☀️ summer and is always on rotation in my household. I like to buy little, reusable foil trays at the dollar store and line them with parchment paper, but you can use any high-heat dish or pan directly on the BBQ. These are perfect when served with some fresh feta on top, or with a side of my homemade 🥒 tzatziki recipe to dip into.

Why You’ll Love Grilled Greek Potatoes

Once you try this Grilled Greek Potatoes recipe, you won’t ever go back to any other potato dish. These potatoes are the perfect bite: tender and soft on the inside, with crispy little 🔥charred bits on the outside. The flavors are out of this world, super 🍋 lemony and bright, with fresh 🌿 herbs, and lots of aromatics. This one will be a hit any night of the week.

How to Prepare Grilled Greek Potatoes

💧 First, wash the fingerling potatoes.

🔪 Next, using a sharp knife, slice each potato in half lengthwise.

🔥 Place the potatoes in a tray or pan that can sustain very high heat. I used a reusable foil tray which I lined with parchment paper.

🍋 Season with salt and lemon pepper and then add the lemon juice, olive oil, and fresh herbs.

✋ Massage the potatoes with your hands and place them all flat side down in the tray.

🥔 Heat up the barbecue and cook the potatoes for 20 to 25 minutes until fully cooked through and golden on the bottom and enjoy!

Nonna’s Tip 🔥

If you find that the bottoms of the potatoes are getting too golden or crispy but they’re not fully cooked through, flip them over.

Grilled Greek Potatoes

Variations and Substitutions for Grilled Greek Potatoes

  1. I use fingerling potatoes but feel free to use baby 🥔 potatoes or any variety of potatoes you enjoy.
  2. If you don’t have lemon pepper, use black pepper and some 🍋 lemon zest instead.
  3. Use any herbs you love in this Grille Greek Potatoes recipe, such as lemon thyme, regular thyme, 🌿 rosemary or oregano.

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Common Questions

can i make these Greek potatoes in the oven?

Yes, you can bake these potatoes in the oven. Bake them uncovered at 425F (220C) until tender and golden brown. Make sure you place the potatoes flat side down on the baking dish and don’t flip them at all so the bottoms can get golden.

can i make these potatoes in the air-fryer?

You can absolutely make these potatoes in the air fryer as well. Please refer to your air fryer’s manual for their suggested cooking time and temperature as each appliance can vary.

Can I use other types of potatoes instead of fingerling potatoes?

Yes, you can use other small potatoes like baby potatoes or new potatoes for these Grilled Greek Potatoes. Just ensure they are cut to a similar size for even cooking.

What should I do if my potatoes are cooking too quickly and getting too crispy?

If the potatoes are getting too crispy or golden on the bottom, reduce the heat on the barbecue and flip the potatoes over to prevent burning.

Grilled Greek Potatoes

Grilled Greek Potatoes

Once you try this Grilled Greek Potatoes recipe, you won’t ever go back to any other potato dish. These potatoes are the perfect bite: tender and soft on the inside, with crispy little charred bits on the outside. The flavors are out of this world.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 2
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise (about 8 potatoes)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper , to taste (or use black pepper and some lemon zest)
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • few sprigs of fresh herbs, such as lemon thyme, regular thyme, or rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon feta cheese, crumbled, for serving

Instructions 

  • Place the potatoes in a tray or pan that can sustain very high heat. I used a reusable foil tray which I lined with parchment paper. Season with salt and lemon pepper with your heart and add the lemon juice, olive oil, and fresh herbs. Massage the potatoes with your hands and place them all flat side down in the tray.
  • Heat up the barbecue and cook the potatoes for 20 to 25 minutes, until a sharp knife inserted inside a potato slides easily through with no resistance. The potatoes should be nice and golden on the bottom. I cooked mine on medium-high heat and I opened and closed the barbecue lid every few minutes until they were fully cooked. The total cooking time will depend on the size and thickness of your potato.
  • If you find that the bottoms of the potatoes are getting too golden or crispy, flip them over.
  • Serve with feta or any way you like and enjoy.

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Nutrition

Calories: 268kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 1274mg, Potassium: 1004mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 49IU, Vitamin C: 59mg, Calcium: 79mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
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