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potatoes on gas bbq to go with homemade burgers?

we basically use our gas bbq for meat and fish, occasionally baked potatoes. What would be a nice accompaniment to homemade burgers for dinner tonight? I really want fries but seems kind of silly to have oven and BBQ on. So wonder if there is any other tasty method for BBQ.

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  1. We enjoy potatoes and sweet onions , maybe peppers too, with olive oil and salt wrapped in foil and cooked off the heat on the grill. I cut the potatoes on 2" cubes and cook about 35 minutes. The flavors meld beautifully and the onions get a little caramelized.

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    1. re: magiesmom

      I like doing this too. Put sliced onions, potatoes and peppers in foil with your favorite salad dressing.
      S+P too.

      1. re: magiesmom

        I second (or third) this approach: oiled and wrapped in foil, potatoes can steam-roast and be imbued with countless flavor profiles using herbs, aromatics like onion and garlic cloves, whatever you fancy.

      2. I cut my potatoes into wedges, coat with olive oil, salt, and pepper. I put them directly on the grill and cook until done turning once. They come out nice and moist inside. Next time I think I will sprinkle with chili powder for a change.

        1. ooh intriguing. Will get the burgers made up and chilling then have a think about yr suggestions.
          Magiesmom, what sort of temp do they need for 35 min cooking time? our grill has a temp indicator.

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          1. re: kookiegoddess

            It is not very fussy, probably 350 or so.

          2. we grill potatoes in wedges as well, or in slices. We either coat with olive oil and a spicy rub mix or with a mix of mayo with a little mustard and some fresh rosemary. salt and pepper of course. first side 6-8 minutes over med to med high, until brown, then second cut side same, then on lower heat and third side until cooked through. usually about 20 minutes total. yum.

            1. defeats the purpose of not wanting to use the oven AND grill - but oftentimes - I cut the potatoes, unpeeled, into wedges, bake on cookie sheet with oil, S+P, and sometimes thyme about 25 minutes - I have done this way in advance as well, then place on greased grill to warm and get grill marks.

              1. Someone just posted a grilled potatoes with chianti vinegar recipe in the COTM thread that sounds amazing - here is the link:

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/793275

                1. I also cook both white and sweet potatoes on the grill by just slicing them into moderately thin slices and after coating with oil and spice just cook them directly on the grates. It takes only a few minutes for them to cook through and get some nice grill marks which impart flavor as well. I'll usually do this as meat is resting after being pulled from the grill.

                  1. I take new potatoes, cut them in half, microwave them for a few minutes to start the cooking then toss them with olive oil, salt and pepper and then grill them. Sometimes we don't have new potatoes so I will take a regular potato, slice it the long way into three or four pieces about 3/8" thick, microwave them a few minutes, then grill them. The result is similar to baked potatoes but they get a little crusty and don't take very long on the grill.

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                    1. re: John E.

                      This is my method too.

                      Par-cook red potatoes that have been halved/quartered in microwave, then toss with seasoned olive oil (or oil-based homemade or bottled salad dressing) directly on grates, and toss with more seasoned olive oil or salad dressing afterwards.

                      Or, par-cook baking (russet) potatoes halved longwise in microwave, then brush cut sides with olive oil, and place cut-surface down directly on grill. Serve with salt, pepper and butter (or sour cream) just as you would with a baked potato.

                      Saves energy and keeps the kitchen cool, in place of using the oven.

                    2. Sliced, with butter, salt, onions and herbs, and wrapped in foil packets. Sit on grill until they are puffy, then rest for a sec. Should work great.